Controls Meeting 17-Oct-2013

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  • Announcements
  • Minutes from previous meeting 22-Aug-2013
  • FCAL dark room update - John
  • Network installation - Elliott, Mark
  • Controls installation - Dave B
    • new network, moving computers, etc.
  • JInventory update - Serguei P
  • EPICS update - Hovanes, Nerses, Vanik
  • Solenoid improvements - Dave, Mark, Scot, Elliott
  • UPS power - Elliott
  • Mantis task tracker
  • Midas elog

  • Future topics
    • Experiment Control Supervisor - Vardan, Elliott


9:30AM Thurs 17-Oct-2013 CC A110


Next Meeting

9:30am Thurs 31-Oct-2013


Present: Elliott W, Dave B, Hovanes E, Mark S.


See link above for detailed networking plan. We decided to reserve the top left 9 ports for DAQ, the remainder for controls (max ROCs in one area is 9).


  • About to test CompactLogix to EPICS communication, ORNL said their driver works.
  • Solenoid stuff moved to controls (26) subnet, license servers working, etc.
  • PLC database still resides on gluon01 on 36 subnet, now accessible from 26 subnet.
  • Dave still needs to update some PLC config information.
  • Not clear how many computers needed for PLC support in counting house and hall, Dave will figure this out.
  • FCAL PLC installed, being tested.
  • FDC or BCAL probably next.


  • Need to enter power (Giles), remaining controls equipment, some additional DAQ boards.
  • Full role in online not clear, will we get the translation table from the JInventory database?
  • Still need to add maintenance functionality for Fernando (we're waiting for his requirements).


Not clear if we need ramp profiles now that basic slew-rate setting is working. It seems that a firmware update caused the problem, went away with another update.


Still need UPS requirements for hall equipment.