Reliability and availability of high power proton accelerators.

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It has become increasingly important to address the issues of operational reliability and availability of an accelerator complex early in its design and construction phases. In this context, reliability addresses the mean time between failures and the failure rate, and availability takes into account the failure rate as well as the length of time required to repair the failure. Methods to reduce failure rates include reduction of the number of components and over-design of certain key components. Reduction of the on-line repair time can be achieved by judiciously designed hardware, quick-service spare systems, and redundancy. In addition, provisions for easy ... continued below

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Cho, Y. October 27, 1998.

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It has become increasingly important to address the issues of operational reliability and availability of an accelerator complex early in its design and construction phases. In this context, reliability addresses the mean time between failures and the failure rate, and availability takes into account the failure rate as well as the length of time required to repair the failure. Methods to reduce failure rates include reduction of the number of components and over-design of certain key components. Reduction of the on-line repair time can be achieved by judiciously designed hardware, quick-service spare systems, and redundancy. In addition, provisions for easy inspection and maintainability are important for both reduction of the failure rate as well as reduction of the time to repair. The radiation safety exposure principle of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) is easier to comply with when easy inspection capability and easy maintainability are incorporated into the design. Discussions of past experience in improving accelerator availability, some recent developments, and potential R and D items are presented.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00011068

Medium: P; Size: 12 pages

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  • NEA Workshop on Utilization and Reliability of High Power Accelerators, Mito (JP), 10/13/1998--10/15/1998

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  • Report No.: ANL/APS/CP-97513
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11068
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc628570

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Cho, Y. Reliability and availability of high power proton accelerators., article, October 27, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc628570/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.