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ARW 2017 "Accelerator Reliability Workshop"

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Du 15 au 20 octobre 2017 Versailles

Workshop registrations are now open (link for registration)

Abstract submission is now open (link for abstracts)

DEADLINE JULY 15th

We are pleased to announce the 6th Accelerator Reliability Workshop, ARW 2017, which will take place in Versailles, France, from October 15 to October 20, 2017. ARW 2017 is hosted by Synchrotron SOLEIL and supported by ESRF, GANIL, Institut Curie and the French Physics Society. It follows in the tradition of successful workshops started by the ESRF (Grenoble 2002), TRIUMF (Vancouver 2009), iThemba (Cape Town 2011), the Australian Synchrotron (Melbourne 2013) and SNS (Knoxville 2015).

The ARW provides a venue for individuals from accelerator communities worldwide to meet and share their experiences on operating reliable facilities. The workshop fulfills the need to improve information exchange on technical issues and equipment reliability. It facilitates the opportunity for individuals to share their problems and solutions with their peers from other facilities, worldwide.

We look forward to welcoming you at Versailles and meeting you at the workshop.

Rossano Giachino, CERN, Chairman of the International Organizing Committee

Laurent Nadolski, SOLEIL, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee

 

ARW general web site (archives of previous workshops available) 

Instituts

SOLEIL, an acronym for “Optimized Light Source of Intermediate Energy to LURE* ,” is a research center located on the Plateau de Saclay in Saint Aubin, Essonne. More concretely, it is a particle (electron) accelerator that produces the synchrotron radiation, an extremely powerful light that permits exploration of inert or living matter.

High-technology facility, SOLEIL is both an electromagnetic radiation source covering a wide range of energies (from the infrared to the x-rays) and a research laboratory at the cutting edge of experimental techniques dedicated to matter analysis down to the atomic scale, as well as a service platform open to all scientific and industrial communities.

The Proton Therapy Center of Orsay (CPO)  has treated over 5000 patients since its creation in 1991 and 550 patients for the year 2016 alone. 

The center consist of a 230 MeV cyclotron and 3 treatments rooms.

People with ophthalmological and intra-cranial tumors can be treated in seated or lying positions. Tumors located in other parts of the body can also be treated in a dedicated room equiped with an isocentric arm.

The center carries on also reasearch activities

The staff is composed of nearly 50 people (radiotherapist, medical physicists, laboratory technicians, engineers)

GANIL research activities deal theoretically and experimentally with:

the structure of the atomic nucleus

the nuclear fission and multifragmentation processes

the hot nuclear matter

nuclear astrophysics

interdisciplinarity studies

Studies are performed within European and International collaborations and they involve different institutes belonging to the CEA/DRF and to the CNRS/IN2P3 organizations.

A number of technical developments associated with existing and foreseen equipments are performed by local engineers and technicians, in collaboration with other French and foreign institutes.

http://pro.ganil-spiral2.eu/laboratory/

The ESRF is the world's most intense X-ray source and a centre of excellence for fundamental and innovation-driven research in condensed and living matter science.

Located in Grenoble, France, the ESRF owes its success to the international cooperation of 22 partner nations, of which 13 are Members and 9 are Associates.

Thanks to the brilliance and quality of its X-rays, the ESRF functions like a "super-microscope" which "films" the position and motion of atoms in condensed and living matter, and reveals the structure of matter in all its beauty and complexity. It provides unrivaled opportunities for scientists in the exploration of materials and living matter in many fields: chemistry, material physics, archaeology and cultural heritage, structural biology and medical applications, environmental sciences, information science and nanotechnologies.

 

Deadlines

Event Start End
Preliminary programme and session abstract 15 January 2017 15 June 2017
Sponsor registration January 2017 1 July 2017
Early bird registration 27 March 2017  15 July 2017
Abstract submission 27 March 2017 30 August 2017 
Hotel reservation with special fee 27 March 2017 15 June 2017
Late bird registration 16 July 2017   15 September 2017
Programme (Contributions Submission) End of June 2017 Beginning of July 2017
Workshop 15 October 2017 20 October 2017

International Organizing Committee

  • Rossano Giachino, CERN (Switzerland), Chair
  • Kenneth Baggett  JLAB (USA)
  • Lowry Conradie, iThemba LABS (South Africa)
  • George Dodson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/SNS (USA)
  • Laurent Hardy, ESRF (France)
  • Dan Johnson, FNAL (USA)
  • Don McGilvery, Australian Synchrotron (Australia)
  • Samuel Meyroneinc, Institut Curie (France)
  • Duane Newhart, FNAL (USA)
  • Douglas Preddy, TRIUMF (Canada)
  • Qing Qin, IHEP (China)
  • Paul Sampson, Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA)
  • Masami Torikoshi Heavy Ion Medical Center, Gunma University (Japan)
  • Masaru Takao, JASRI/Spring-8 (Japan)
  • Violeta Toma, TRIUMF (Canada)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Laurent Nadolski, Synchrotron SOLEIL, Chair
  • Frederic Chautard, GANIL
  • Laurent Hardy, ESRF
  • Deborah Iorio, Synchrotron SOLEIL
  • Jean-François Lamarre, Synchrotron SOLEIL
  • Samuel Meyroneinc, Institut Curie (France)
  • Amor Nadji, Synchrotron SOLEIL
  • Sabine Podgorny, Synchrotron SOLEIL
  • Hélène Rozelot, Synchrotron SOLEIL

 

Preliminary Program

Peliminary Program (57.36 Ko)

CERN INDICO Workshop Web site

 

Session Abstracts

1) Welcome/Introduction to Reliability                                        

Welcome                                                                                                                    A. Nadji / L. Nadolski

General introduction to reliability workshop                                                                R. Giachino

Workshop scope and goals/benefits to attendees.

 

2) Availability Tracking and Metrics                                                                        G. Dodson

Availability is the amount of time a system is working at its full functionality during the time it is required to do so. The key metrics involved in measuring availability are Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), sometimes referred to as Mean Time to Failure (MTTF), and Mean Time to Repair (MTTR). The methods for tracking availability and setting performance metrics can be different for each laboratory or institute. They are typically measures of success that can allow for facility performance over time and comparisons between facilities. How are they developed for your facility? How do subsystem metrics influence the overall metrics? The values and methods used by different labs should be shown and explained.

 

3) Reliability Before Design                                                                                     R. Giachino

Reliability and availability requirements are taken in consideration long time before the design will actually start. This is a common practice in many industrial applications and is becoming more and more common for new projects in the accelerator domain. A systematic analysis of all machine parameters and scenarios should serve as a basis to establish prediction and calculations to correctly dimension accelerator sub-systems and components. Knowing how to calculate reliability is important, but knowing how to achieve reliability is equally, if not more, important. Reliability practices must begin early in the design process and must be well integrated into the overall product development cycle. The reliability design process is often divided in key activities: 1) Define, 2) Identify, 3) Analyze and Assess, 4) Quantify and Improve, 5) Validate and 6) Monitor and Control.

This session will try to answer how to fold reliability considerations into the early stages of system design by reviewing best practices at different facilities and comparable industrial installations.

Topics to be considered:

  • Tools, procedures and practices to calculate and predict system reliability during the design phase.
  • Tools, provide a roadmap that can easily be followed, as well as easily mapped into a Product Development Process (Concept, Design, Assurance, Manufacturing and Launch).
  • What are the main goals of dependability analysis at the different facilities and who is information presented/distributed?
  • How to determine the required dependability goals for a subsystem.
  • Risk assessment (FMEA, STPA...)

 

4) Plenary Discussion                                                                                              D. Newhart

Proposals: Who tracks your reliability and metrics?

Do you have a dedicated group, or does each group track themselves?

Application of standards in the particle accelerator community

Current and future application

 

5) Infrastructure                                                                                                       D. Johnson

Our facilities primarily focus on the accelerators, however infrastructure such as cryogenic plants, water-cooling, water distribution, and electrical power distribution that supports the facility and accelerators affects their reliability.

 

6) Accelerator Systems                                                                                            V. Toma

Major accelerator systems such as RF, power supplies for accelerator components, vacuum systems, often need to modify to improve performance and reliability. Upgrades can be done incrementally or all at once. What are strategies for implementing improvements particularly for new technology? 

 

7) Accelerator Control                                                                                             D. Newhart   

Controls hardware, software, feedback systems, and machine protection can seriously influence reliability. How do we face compatibility issues for systems that control and protect your equipment? How do you evolve or integrate these systems to improve reliability? Possible solutions; continuous deployment, test-driven development, smooth software upgrades (planning and execution) …

 

8) Failure Investigation                                                                                           K. Baggett

Looking at failures and going through the investigation process. The investigation process may be different for various types of failures. Can the process start before a failure by utilizing predictive failure monitoring? We do not want to focus on the results but in the process of getting to those results. We encourage presenting uses case scenarios in this session.

Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) is a very useful tool for improving    the reliability of equipment or a process. It is a logical, structured, and deductive technique that can identify the causes behind the failure.

 

9) Maintenance for High Reliability                                                                        P. Sampson

Maintenance methods differ facility to facility; strategy will impact on reliability and performance. This session will hopefully highlight, which measures, criteria, strategy, contribute most to improve reliability.

How do you track it? What are best practices?

Compare different facilities and different accelerator cultures.

 

10) Invited Speaker                         

 

11) Poster Session                                                                                                    M. Takao

Poster presentations

 

12) Medical Accelerators                                                                                         S. Meyroneinc/ M. Torikoshi

The thematic of Particle Accelerators in the Medical Applications are mainly in connection with Radiation Oncology. Solutions for photon or electron irradiation are established solutions provided by major industrial companies. The emergent field of Particle Therapy can be now described along two extreme categories: the facilities managed as those for Large Equipment for Physics and the ones completely managed by industrials. Reliability for the particularities of the medical applications is constrained by different context than research facilities. The reliability must be considered in a strong association with the safety and the medical certification requirements. The fractionation of treatment (a treatment is given in many fractions, then lasting several weeks) leads to the constraint of having a quasi-continuous process along the year. Also the governance and customers are from the "medical" world, where approach of priorities, decisions and management of information is quite different as the ones in the Research facilities.

 

13) Insuring Long Term Reliability                                                                           D. Preddy

How do you ensure long-term reliability? Accelerators and accelerator components deteriorate with age, also from environmental factors such as rust, corrosion, and even radiation. These factors can result in component fatigue, obsolescent issues, and even equipment that is just at the end of life. Dealing with these aging and environmental issues may not be top priority, but they have to be addressed.

 

 14) Parallel Discussions                                                                                         Not Assigned

Not yet defined

 

15) Strategies for Continuous Operations                                                              L. Hardy

Stringent reliability requirements are driving the need for perpetual operation. How do you design or adapt systems in situations where even short interruptions to operations are unacceptable? Building facilities using active redundant systems, and automated compensation systems to ensure continuous operations and avoid system shutdown.

 

16) Innovation                                                                                                           L. Conradie

Session to introduce and discuss new ideas that you are using or may want to explore using. What new technologies or tracking methods are being considered?

Are you using or considering using; robots in a high radiation environment, drones, real time radiation mapping, 3D radiation mapping, and personnel tracking systems for access control? Any other innovating system or future that will increase reliability.

 

17) Workshop Highlights and Next ARW                                                              L. Nadolski

Discussion summary including parallel sessions

The main outcome of the workshop and lookout for the future.                               G. Dodson

Closing Remarks (Local Organizing Committee)                                                     L. Nadolski

IOC Announcing of Next Workshop                                                                          IOC

 

Social Events

Event Summary  

Gala Diner

Tuesday 17th of October

Les Salons de l'Hôtel de France  

Visit of SOLEIL

Wednesday 18th of October (14h-15h30)

High-technology facility, SOLEIL is both an electromagnetic radiation source covering a wide range of energies (from the infrared to the x-rays) and a research laboratory at the cutting edge of experimental techniques dedicated to matter analysis down to the atomic scale, as well as a service platform open to all scientific and industrial communitievs.

SOLEIL accelerator complex is composed of a 100 MeV LINAC, a 2.75 GeV BOOSTER and a 3.9 nmrad storage ring. A total of 29 beamlines take their photon beam either from a dipole or an undulator source.

 

Important : Not allow to people with pacemakers or defibrillator implants

Visit of the Château de Versailles (audioguide)

Friday 20th of October afternoon (15h00)

Price 25€/person (as an option in the registration fees)

Famous around the world for its castle and gardens, UNESCO-protected sites in the list of the world heritage of mankind. A new town created by the will of King Louis XIV, Versailles was the seat of the French political power for a century from 1682 to 1789, before becoming the cradle of the French Revolution. After losing its status of royal city, Versailles is also historically known for being the place of signature of numerous treaties such as the Treaty of Paris (1783) which ended the American War of Independence and the Treaty of Versailles signed at the end of the First World War.

 

 

Visit of the CPO (Proton Therapy Center of Orsay, close to SOLEIL)

Saturday 21st of October morning

Departure from VERSAILLES: 8h45

Return to VERSAILLES: 12h30

(Included in the registration fees)

The Proton Therapy Center of Orsay (CPO)  has treated over 5000 patients since its creation in 1991 and 550 patients for the year 2016 alone. 

The center consist of a 230 MeV cyclotron and 3 treatments rooms.

People with ophthalmological and intra-cranial tumors can be treated in seated or lying positions. Tumors located in other parts of the body can also be treated in a dedicated room equiped with an isocentric arm.

The center carries on also reasearch activities

The staff is composed of nearly 50 people (radiotherapist, medical physicists, laboratory technicians, engineers)

 

Important : Not allow to people with pacemakers or defibrillator implants

 

 

 

To register ARW 2017 please complete the following Registration Form

You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.

Event Fee Start End
Early bird registration 600 € 27 March 2017  15 July 2017
Late bird registration 650 € 16 July 2017   15 September 2017

 

The early bird registration deadline is the 15th of July. The registration has to be finalized and the money received by this date, in order to be eligible for the reduced fee. 

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    Two possible modes of payment are available: bank transfer or Credit Card

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    Workshop Cancellation Policy

    • Registrations cancelled  before the 15th of June 2017 will be refunded 90% of the registration fees.
    • Registrations cancelled  after the 15th of June 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

     

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    • A bank transfer will be made to the payee nominated account and all bank charges will be directly deducted from the refund

     

    The policy as stated on this page is valid from March 2017.

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    A more complete version of the programme and abstract submission form are available on CERN indico: 

    CERN Indico workshop site

    All workshop proceedings will be stored on INDICO website.

     

    Versailles is a French city located in the department of Yvelines at 17km from Paris. Famous around the world for its castle and gardens, UNESCO-protected sites in the list of the world heritage of mankind. A new town created by the will of King Louis XIV, Versailles was the seat of the French political power for a century from 1682 to 1789, before becoming the cradle of the French Revolution. After losing its status of royal city, Versailles is also historically known for being the place of signature of numerous treaties such as the Treaty of Paris (1783) which ended the American War of Independence and the Treaty of Versailles signed at the end of the First World War.

    http://en.versailles-tourisme.com

     

    Adresse

    Hôtel Pullman Château de Versailles

    2 bis avenue de Paris

    78000 Versailles

    France

    Tél. +33 (0)1 39 07 46 46

    Accès

    If you come by car

    Directions to Versailles

    By plane

    2 airports :

    Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport located at 50 Km from Versailles http://www.parisaeroport.fr/en/homepage

    Orly Airport located at 30 km from Versailles http://www.parisaeroport.fr/en/passengers/access/paris-orly

    By public transport

    From PARIS take RER C to GARE DE VERSAILLES CHATEAU RIVE GAUCHE

    From CHARLES-DE-GAULLE Airport, take RER B  to SAINT MICHEL NOTRE DAME and then take the RER C to GARE DE VERSAILLES CHATEAU RIVE GAUCHE

    From "MASSY-PALAISEAU" station take the RER C to GARE DE VERSAILLES CHANTIER and then take bus 262-261 to GARE DE VERSAILLES CHATEAU RIVE GAUCHE

    From ORLY Airport - take ORLYVAL to ANTONY then take RER B to MASSY PALAISEAU and take RER C TO GARE DE VERSAILLES CHATEAU RIVE GAUCHE

    Public Transport Information

     

     

     

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is not included in the registration fees.

    Delegates should make their own accommodation bookings directly with the selected hotel. 

    Special workshop rates have been negotiated with the hotels and are available until the 15th of June 2017 except Hôtel du jeux de Paume and Hôtel d'Angleterre which accept the special rates until the 15th of May 2017.

    All Hotels are located less than a 10 minute walk from the from the venue (Pullman Versailles)

    Hotels

    Prices  

    Pullman Versailles, 2 bis avenue de Paris 78000 Versailles

    Luxury hotel

    How to book: Please Click here

    Double room 192.50€/night

    Breakfast Included

    City Tax 2.50€/night/person

    Free Wifi

     

    Hôtel de France, 5 rue Colbert 78000 Versailles 

    Charming hotel

    How to book: Please contact the hotel and use ARW 2017 code

    hotel-de-france-versailles@orange.fr 

    Double or Twin room 105€/night

    Triple 149€/night

    Breakfast 13€

    City Tax 1.5€/person/night

    Free Wifi

    Hôtel du jeux de Paume, 5 bis rue du Fontenay 78000 Versailles

    Luxury lodge

    How to book: Please contact the hotel and use ARW 2017 code 

    contact@hotel-jeudepaume.fr

    Double room : 145€/night

    Triple 165€/night

    Breakfast Included

    Free Wifi

    The orange network does not work well

    Hôtel d'Angleterre, 2 bis rue de Fontenay 78000 Versailles

    Charming hotel

    How to book: Please contact the hotel and use ARW 2017 code hotelangleterreversailles@gmail.com

    Double room : 98€/night

    Twins room : 105€/night

    Triple room 135€/night

    Breakfast Included

    Free wifi

    The orange network does not work well

     

     

    Mercure Hôtel, 19 rue Philippe de Dangeau 78000 Versailles

    How to book: Please complete the here Booking Form (60.75 Ko - pdf) (60.75 Ko) and send it to the hotel : h1909@accor.com

    Single room 159€/night

    Double room 166.50€/night

    Breakfast included

    City Tax  1.5€/night/person

    Free Wifi

     

    IBIS Versailles, 4 avenue du Générale de Gaulle - 78000 Versailles

    How to book: Please use ARW 2017 code and complete the   Booking form Ibis (31.81 Ko - pdf) (31.81 Ko)here and send it to the hôtel: h1409@accor.com

    Double room : 112.10€/night

    Breakfast and tax included

    Free Wifi

     

     

    Others suggestions without special workshop rate:

    Résidence du Berry

    Luxury hotel

     

    Single room from 94€ to149 €/night

    Breakfast 14€

    Free Wifi

    Hôtel des Roys

    Charming hotel

     

    Double room from 90€ to 124 €/night

    Breakfast 12€

    Free Wifi

    Hôtel le Versailles

    Charming hotel

     

    Classique room from 109 € to 199 €/night

    Breakfast 17€

    Free Wifi

     

     

     

    As organizers of the next edition of the ARW 2017 workshop, we are willing to ask your Company whether you may be interested in sponsoring this event. Different sponsorship opportunities are offered.

    Please read this document  Sponsors Information (726.08 Ko - pdf) (726.08 Ko)

    Please contact the Local Organizing Committee for further information:  LOCARW2017@synchrotron-soleil.fr

     

     

    Contact :

    Email: LOCARW2017@synchrotron-soleil.fr

    Postal address:

    Société civile Synchrotron SOLEIL
    L'Orme des Merisiers
    Saint-Aubin - BP 48
    91192 GIF-sur-YVETTE CEDEX FRANCE

    Geographical address:

    SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL
    L’Orme des Merisiers
    roundabout of St Aubin
    91190 Saint-Aubin, FRANCE

    Location coordinates:
    Latitude: 48.711922
    Longitude: 2.146156
    intersection between RD306 and D128