ESS Personnel Safety Systems Test Stand

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Providing and assuring safe conditions for personnel is a key parameter required to operate the European Spallation Source (ESS). The Personnel Safety System (PSS) primarily prevent workers from the facility's ionising radiation hazards, but also identify as well as mitigate against all other hazards such as high voltage and oxygen depletion. The PSS test stand is being developed in the ESS Protection Systems (PS) lab. It will be used for simulation, testing and verification purposes of any system, equipment, function and procedure developed by the PSS team. At the later stage of the project it will facilitate preparation for operation, maintenance and periodical testing of PSS, and hence it should be as similar as possible to real system. This paper describes the ESS Personnel safety systems' test bench design, devices, and implemented functions.


  • D. Paulic
  • S. L. Birch
  • M. Mansouri
  • Y. K. Sin
External organisations
  • European Spallation Source ESS AB
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Original languageEnglish
Article number012045
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 4
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources, ICANS 2017 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2017 Mar 272017 Mar 31