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Control room

April 01, 2005

Control room

Each of the world's particle accelerators has its own custom control room, a nerve center where every detail of accelerator operation is monitored. In the summer of 2004, the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) control room at Jefferson Lab was remodeled for the first time since it was built in 1990.

Deconstruction: Control room

Text: Kandice Carter, JLab
Photo: Greg Adams, JLab

 

Each of the world's particle accelerators has its own custom control room, a nerve center where every detail of accelerator operation is monitored. In the summer of 2004, the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) control room at Jefferson Lab was remodeled for the first time since it was built in 1990.
Control Room

Keeping an Eye on Operations
The Crew Chief oversees the entire room's operations while the Program Deputy, responsible for the accelerator program, has an alternative view of the action. The Safety System Operator is focused on camera shots of accelerator access points, but the Personnel Safety System (PSS) status is visible to anyone in the room. Accelerator operators credit the new control room design with helping them run CEBAF more efficiently.

Operations


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