The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

EFO Group Instructions for Operators

This web page contains information for the MCR Operators regarding off hours responses to 0101 requests.

Instructions Description Review Date PowerPoint Presentation
FE-EPS Reset

Instructions on how to reset trips of the Front End Equipment Protection System.

NOTE: If there is a FEEPS fault, but no page from beamline personnel or user regarding the fault, then no action is required at that time.


02/10/17 FE-EPS Reset
Posting EA/EHCP Forms

Instructions on posting Experiment Authorization and Experiment Hazard Control Plan forms

MCR Operators are not allowed to post ESAFs during the 2018-01 Run.  If you get a call in the off-shift to post an ESAF, please let the user know you are not allowed to post an ESAF and the posting and start of the experiment will have to wait until the on-duty Floor Coordinator arrives at 0800 the following morning.

12/06/17 Posting EA/EHCP Forms
Posting Shutter Authorization Forms Instructions on posting Shutter Authorization forms 01/11/18 Posting Shutter Authorization Forms
PSS Trip Reset

Instructions on how to reset Trips of the Personnel Safety System

All beamline Personnel Safety Systems have been fully upgraded by the SI Group.  Please treat "Trips" as the former "Minor Faults," and reset the trip up to three times per shift with the PSS Minor Fault key (MIF). When there is a "Trip," either the Chain A or Chain B red LED is steady lit on the PSS panel, and when the "Trip" is reset, the red LED will be off. If a trip occurs more than three times per shift please call the on-duty Floor Coordinator.  Treat "Faults" at all beamlines as the former "Serious/Major Faults," and call the on-duty Floor Coordinator.


PSS Minor Fault Reset
Securing Hazardous Samples Instructions on securing experimental enclosures which contain hazardous samples 12/19/17  
Miscellaneous Requests Instructions for miscellaneous requests to 2-0101 01/30/18  
Enclosure ODH Alarm Policy and Procedure: Enclosure ODH Alarm 08/28/17