MiniBooNE experiment downtime protocol
This document explains what to do if the experiment is not working, i.e. not taking good
data ("down"). It is a frontend to the Fermilab document
Experiment Downtime Protocol (V2) . The
main itent is to make sure that the proper chain of management knows what is going
on if an experiment is not working.
If the experiment or beamline develops an urgent problem for safety
or environment, any required emergency personnel should be notified
immediately along with the MCR and CMRP.
- If beam is up and running and detector or beamline DAQ develops a
problem such that combined data is likely corrupted ("downtime"):
First, shifter should try to fix using techniques that they
have been trained for and are comfortable with.
- If that doesnt fix problem and downtime exceeds 1 hr, call DRP.
DRP will then talk to MCR (perhaps stopping beam) and contact
relevant support groups.
- If DRP cant solve problem or you can't reach them then contact CMRP and they contact
- If there is no beam to the BNB, experiment running (calibration,
Supernova, etc) and the experiment develops a non-urgent problem, the
DRP and CMRP should be contacted as soon as is reasonable. They will
determine further course of action.
- Consult the Fermilab
Experiment Downtime Protocol (V2) .
"Experiment Downtime Protocol" document for more details as explained by
People assignments are as of 5/14.
- "Main Control Room"
- "Designated Responsible Person"
If he is out of town or unreachable, he will hand off to someone else
- "Collaboration Management Responsible Person" .
Spokespersons: Richard Van De Water, Rex Tayloe. If they go out of
town/unreachable, they will assign a deputy.
last modified: 5/21/14