Diamond Light Source

Seven Advanced MxPro 4 fire panels have been installed into the Diamond Light Source a groundbreaking scientific facility and the UK’s national synchrotron facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. 

Diamond is a circular-shaped machine called a synchrotron that uses arrays of magnets, called insertion devices, to generate bright beams of synchrotron light. Around the machine there are a number of research laboratories called beamlines, where scientists independently use the light generated by the machine for a wide variety of experiments.

Synchrotron light is an indispensable tool in many research areas including chemistry, physics, materials science and crystallography. It is also increasingly being exploited by new communities such as medicine, structural genomics and archaeology.

The state of the art site will be the best medium-energy x-ray source in the world and 10,000 times brighter than the UK’s current facility based in Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire. The Diamond site will house seven rack mounted MxPro 4 fire panels on an Ad-NeT network, with up to 14,000 detection points safeguarding the site. A site this size makes full use of the MxPro 4 panel's peer to peer interface with full cross panel reporting and cause and effect functionality. As well as the powerful ‘Trace’ diagnostics feature which enables highly accurate device monitoring of all loop, sounder and auxiliary outputs.