In the last years, the Experimental Areas (EA) Group at CERN has enhanced its configuration management strategy to the experimental areas (North and East Area, AD and ELENA Complex, HiRadMat Experiment) to have a clear and coherent picture of any beamline at a given point in time. As an essential tool for quality management, configuration management facilitates an increased physics time for the facilities due to an optimized reliability and availability of the beamline components.
The implementation is being deployed in the consolidation/renovations projects leaded by EA aiming to improve the conditions of the experimental areas (NACONS, ADCONS, East Area Renovation,..), where systems as the Accelerator Fault Tracking (AFT) allow to register and follow the operation faults of beamline equipment and give essential information for future upgrades.
In parallel to the performance-focused design, of the preventative maintenance and the design of the new equipment is strongly oriented toward remote handing compatibility, in line with the ALARA principle and due to the access limitations for radiation protection constraints which require a constant optimization. The operability and maintainability of the systems is well improved in the last years thanks to the use of Infor database, automatic generation of work orders, track tool, … in the framework of the configuration management strategy.