MICE Shifter Guides » History » Revision 61

Revision 60 (Franchini, Paolo, 08 December 2016 22:16) → Revision 61/70 (Franchini, Paolo, 08 December 2016 22:24)

h1. MICE Shifter Guides 


 * [[First shift]] guide 
 * [[UnofficialShifterGuide|The Unofficial Guide to being a Shifter]] 
 * [[ShifterRostering|Shifter scheduling]] 
 * [[Shifter Training]] 
 * [[Shifter Rules and Checklists]] 
 * "Where to find the CDB Viewer": 
 * [[Suggestions to streamline/enhance shiftes|Shift Streamlining Suggestions]] 
 * "Current Expert List (14/6/2016)": 

 h2. Solenoid and FC Shifter guides 

 These documents are provided by the magnet group. The instructions are at somewhat of a higher level  
 than required by shifters. The basic instruction for shifters is: 

 If you see something out of the ordinary with the superconducting magnets (Alarm, Anything red on the display) 
 call the magnet expert. 

 "Solenoid Shifter Instructions : MICE Shifter Training": 
 "Focus coil Shifter Instructions : MICE Shifter Training": 

 h2. Shifter Instructions or What to Do on Shift 

 "What to do on-shift : MICE Shifter Training": 

 As part of your shift you should keep a record of people present, the main parameters of the 
 run and incidents that occurred during the run. A good example is shown in the  

 Guide to using the eLog for shift : attachment:Shifter_Elog_Guide.pdf 

 Note that in the example given in this guide, the shifters were explicitly asked to check the temperature differentials 
 in the conventional magnets every half hour.  

 h2. How to launch and work with the Run Control 

 "Using the Run Control GUI [2015]": 

 h2. Shifter checklist : How to start a run 

 [[Shifter checklist to start a MICE run]] 

 h2. Online monitoring and online reconstruction 

 * [[OnlineReconstruction|Online Reconstruction Instructions]] 
 * document#22 

 h2. Where to find the CDB Viewer 

 The CDB Viewer can be found at ( 

 h1. What to do when something happens on shift 

 Shifter information for various problems that may be encountered on shift 

 h2. Target and Beamline: What to do when... 

 [[BeamlineProcsTargetFail|... the RATS daemon crashes]] 
 [[BeamlineProcsTargetFail|... a BPS error is encountered]] 
 [[BeamlineProcsEarthLeakTrip|... a conventional magnet trips off]] 
 [[BeamlineProcsTargetFail|... the target throws an error]] 
 ... beamline polarity sensors misbehave: [[BeamlineProcsTestPOMPOMs|check voltages]] (until the proper user guide is finished) 
 [[BeamlineProcsDSThermalTrip|... Decay Solenoid PSU trips off]] 

 h2. What to do when you are requested by the BLOC to reset one of the conventional magnets 

 * Press the Controls Menu desktop GUI 
 * under BeamLine Elements, select BeamLine Summary 
 * press the third option, control option on the right hand side of the Beamline summary GUI 
 * the Danfysik MPS 8000 - MICE Beamline Magnets window opens 
 * press the Reset option in the second box, control box of this window. 

 h2. Computing 

 h3. What if the Heartbeat alarm goes off? 

 * Click on the "P" near the broken (red) machine in the GUI: it will show you the Nagios services that have failed 
 * Double-check with "Nagios": (u/p = mice/t8******), or 
 * Double-check with "Nagios":    (u/p = mice/c****) 

 h3. What if one of the MICE thin clients crashes? 

 Very rarely one the thin clients can crash like this 

 The current response to this is : 

 If the applications that had been running on the machine can just be opened elsewhere, then they should be, and an email 
 should be sent to the online expert (Paolo). If the process hasn't been released by the machine, and can't be run 
 in multiple instances (i.e. RunControl) then the SOC should be called, who will in turn probably call the online 

 h3. What if an error from the DataMover is reported from Run Control 

 If an error is reported via Run Control then the shifters don't NEED to do anything - they can 
 carry on with the next run; all that will happen is that the data distribution will be delayed.  

 Make an eLog entry, then wait until a suitable time when DAQ is stopped (e.g a shift change) and run the manual 
 script. If it still doesn't work, eLog the error and escalate to (for now) Henry. 

 Instructions to run the datamover manually can be found in the Red Binder and in the latest version of "the datamover instructions": 

 h2. Alarm Handler 

 Few instruction are "here": 

 [[ALH|Instructions for the Alarm Handler]]