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September 30, 2018 to October 5, 2018
Charles B. Wang Center
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When Two Becomes One: Transitioning from the Operation of One to Two Accelerators

Oct 4, 2018, 11:30 AM
Theater (Charles B. Wang Center)


Charles B. Wang Center

Stony Brook University 100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794
Oral Adapting to change: learning a new machine, cross-training as an operator Adapting to Change


Kathleen Genge (TRIUMF)


The recently formed Drivers Operation Group at TRIUMF has merged E-LINAC operations into the pre-existing 520 MeV Cyclotron Operations Group. The end goal is to operate both accelerators in one control room with one group of cross-trained operators. Despite challenges, most cyclotron operators have now been trained to operate the E-LINAC for low energy commissioning activities and the control rooms are in the process of being combined. This talk will discuss how operators are coping with the changes to their responsibilities and work environment. Struggles encountered, as well as the positive outcomes, will be presented from an operator's perspective.

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