Menneske, teknologi og organisasjon

Human factors in the design of control rooms for ESS

Le Darz, P. , Collier, S. , Rosenqvist, M.
Paper published in proceedings of IPAC 2017 - International Particle Accelerator Conference, 8, Copenhagen, 2017-05-14--05-19. ISBN 978-3-95450-182-3
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Norway contributes in kind to the building of European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS). Part of this work concerns the human factors aspects of the control-rooms for the operators of the machine. IFE is applying international standards on human factors (e.g., ISO 11064 [1]) to the design of the main control-room (MCR) and a local control-room (LCR). The work is also intended to satisfy regulatory requirements. So far, for the MCR, we have completed a concept design. User requirements clarification involved interviews with stakeholders and visits to similar facilities. Concept design for the MCR was iterative and involved a user reference-group set up for the project. During several workshops, alternatives for layout and workstations were discussed and modelled using 3D graphics. The chosen concept design and 3D model were then checked against standards. The resulting design was approved by the user-group and now goes forward to detailed design and realization. We have also completed detailed design of the LCR so that it is available for commissioning before the MCR is built. IFE also contributes to the human-machine interface design in other projects, such as for alarm system design and a logbook software application.
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Paper also published as report IFE/HR/E-2017/002