Systems reliability analysis for the national ignition facility

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A Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) analysis was initiated for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The NIF is an inertial confinement fusion research facility designed to achieve controlled thermonuclear reaction; the preferred site for the NIF is the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The NIF RAM analysis has three purposes: (1) to allocate top level reliability and availability goals for the systems, (2) to develop an operability model for optimum maintainability, and (3) to determine the achievability of the allocated goals of the RAM parameters for the NIF systems and the facility operation as a whole. An allocation model assigns ... continued below

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Majumdar, K.C.; Annese, C.E.; MacIntyre, A.T. & Sicherman, A. June 12, 1996.

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A Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) analysis was initiated for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The NIF is an inertial confinement fusion research facility designed to achieve controlled thermonuclear reaction; the preferred site for the NIF is the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The NIF RAM analysis has three purposes: (1) to allocate top level reliability and availability goals for the systems, (2) to develop an operability model for optimum maintainability, and (3) to determine the achievability of the allocated goals of the RAM parameters for the NIF systems and the facility operation as a whole. An allocation model assigns the reliability and availability goals for front line and support systems by a top-down approach; reliability analysis uses a bottom-up approach to determine the system reliability and availability from component level to system level.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96011627

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  • International topical meeting on probabilistic safety assessment - moving toward risk based regulation, Park City, UT (United States), 29 Sep - 3 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE96011627
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--122826
  • Report No.: CONF-960912--11
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 274209
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc671084

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Majumdar, K.C.; Annese, C.E.; MacIntyre, A.T. & Sicherman, A. Systems reliability analysis for the national ignition facility, article, June 12, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc671084/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.