ESRF, France 4th to 6th February 2002



About 80 experts attended this workshop, which brought together all accelerator communities: Accelerator Driven Systems, X-ray sources, medical and industrial accelerators,spallation sources projects (American and European), nuclear physics, etc. With newly proposed accelerator applications such as nuclear waste transmutation, replacement of nuclear power plants and others, reliability has now become a number one priority for accelerator designers. This aspect is now taken into account in the design/budget phase, especially for projects whose goal is to reach no more than ... 10 interruptions per year!. The high quality presentations given in the workshop inspired some very useful discussions. It soon became apparent that there is a need for a better exchange of information about equipment reliability, the technical problems encountered and the solutions adopted in the different Institutes. Therefore, it was decided to start a WEB site dedicated to accelerator reliability which will concentrate on technical information around that topic. The workshop ended with a visit of the various parts of ESRF equipment aimed at increasing reliability at the ESRF: the power supply commutation grid, the redundant RF system, the HQPS and ... the Control Room.

Local Organising Committee (ESRF)
Laurent Hardy (Organizer), Anne Marie Volpe (Secretary), Anne Dely, Karen Clugnet, Jean Luc Revol, Jean Marc KOCH, Pierre Van Vaerenbergh, Philippe Duru

International Advisory Committee
Roger Bailey, CERN, Switzerland, Robin Ferdinand, CEA Saclay, Jean Louis Laclare, CEA Saclay, Aït Abderrahim Hamid, CEN Belgium, Emanuel Karantzoulis, ELETTRA Trieste, Cheryl Hodgkinson, SRS Daresbury, George Dodson, SNS Oakridge, Alex Muller, IN2P3 Paris

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