Reliability in Harsh Environments
- Duane Newhart (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)
Environmental factors create many challenges for reliable operation of accelerators. Most accelerators operate over large physical areas and must maintain high precision and safe operations. Challenges that must be considered include many factors which are outside the direct control of the operator; such as varying temperatures, ground settling, earthquakes. Accelerators themselves produce radiation and temperatures from operation that impact equipment selection, precision and lifespan.
• Presenters are asked to share impacts on their systems from the harsh environments they operate in,
• How they address the issues
• Lessons learned.
The fourth industrial revolution, the current trend of automation and data interconnection in industrial technologies, is becoming an essential tool to boost maintenance and availability for space applications, warehouse logistics, particle accelerators and for harsh environments in general. The main pillars of Industry 4.0 are Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless Sensors, Cloud Computing,...
Experiences gained in the FY22 RHIC Run at BNL have been informative to dealing with common weather challenges. In particular, power interruption and its negative effects will be discussed here, as well as ways to avoid it. Typically when weather conditions seem likely to cause power interruptions weather standdowns are initiated. These conditions are detected with an accuweather account setup...
The J-PARC 3GeV Rapid Cycling Synchrotron (RCS) is aiming to provide the proton beam of very high power for neutron experiments and the main ring synchrotron. We have continued the beam commissioning and the output power from RCS have been increasing. In recent years, we have been trying continuous supply of 1-MW high-intensity beam, which is the design value, to a neutron target. We tried to...