A holistic approach to accelerator reliability modeling

M. Reščič, Rebecca Seviour, W. Blokland

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Reliability has been identified as a key factor limiting the development of certain particle accelerator applications, for example Accelerator-Driven Systems (ADS) for energy production and waste-transmutation. Previous studies of particle accelerator reliability have been undertaken using conventional techniques, such as Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), etc. Although limited data surrounding components and their failure modes limits the applicability of conventional techniques for analysing the reliability of particle accelerators. In addition industrial applications of particle accelerators, i.e. energy production, require a real time response to failure. In this paper we examine a holistic approach to accelerator reliability modelling using Electric Network Frequency (ENF) criterion to look for emergent behaviour of the particle accelerator, from complex datasets, such as beam current/charge, created by the diagnostics systems during the machines operation. To look for predictive characteristics just prior to a machine trip.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2016 - Proceedings of the 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference
PublisherJoint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501472
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event7th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 8 May 201613 May 2016
Conference number: 7


Conference7th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Abbreviated titleIPAC 2016
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
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