Reliability Considerations for the Operation of Large Accelerator User Facilities

F.J. Willeke

Abstract


The lecture provides an overview of considerations relevant for achieving highly reliable operation of accelerator based user facilities. The article starts
with an overview of statistical reliability formalism which is followed by high reliability design considerations with examples. The article closes with operational aspects of high reliability such as preventive maintenance and spares inventory.

Keywords


Accelerator reliability; spare inventory, Weibull distribution, preventive maintenance, redundant components, single point failure.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5170/CERN-2016-002.111

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