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25 Pa. Code § 228.34a. Accelerator controls and interlock systems.

§ 228.34a. Accelerator controls and interlock systems.

 (a)  Instrumentation, readouts and controls on the accelerator control console shall be clearly identified and easily discernible.

 (b)  Entrances into a target room or high radiation areas shall have interlocks that meet the requirements of 10 CFR Part 20, Subpart G (relating to control of exposure from external sources in restricted areas) and 10 CFR 20.1902 (relating to posting requirements). If the radiation beam is interrupted by a door opening, it shall be possible to reinitiate the radiation exposure only by closing the door first and then by manual action at the control panel.

 (c)  When an interlock system has been tripped, it shall only be possible to resume operation of the accelerator by manually resetting controls at the interlock position, and lastly at the main control console.

 (d)  Safety interlocks shall be fail-safe, that is, designed so that a defect or component failure in the interlock system prevents operation of the accelerator.

 (e)  A scram button or other emergency power cutoff switch shall be located and easily identifiable in all high radiation areas. The cutoff switch shall include a manual reset so that the accelerator cannot be restarted from the accelerator control console without resetting the cutoff switch.


   The provisions of this §  228.34a adopted October 2, 1998, effective October 3, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 4894; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3823. Immediately preceeding text appears at serial pages (282438) and (285703).

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