Accelerator Reliability Workshops

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

 

For more information, see: http://www.synchrotron-soleil.fr/Workshops/2017/ARW-2017

5th Accelerator Reliability Workshop

Apr 26 - May 1, 2015

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Knoxville, Tennessee

 

The Spallation Neutron Source at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is pleased to host the 5th Accelerator Reliability Workshop, ARW 2015, which will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, from April 26 to May 1, 2015. ARW 2015 follows in the tradition of successful workshops started by the ESRF (Grenoble 2002), TRIUMF (Vancouver 2009), iThemba (Cape Town 2011) and the Australian Synchrotron (Melbourne 2013).


The ARW provides a venue for the 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.


The workshop also offers a venue for vendors and manufacturers involved in in all aspects of accelerator technology to meet and make contacts and promote their products.


Attendance at this workshop is open to all members of the accelerator community. Online registration will be made available beginning November 10, 2014.


For more information, see: http://neutrons.ornl.gov/conf/arw2015/

Poster, ARW 2013

4th Accelerator Reliability Workshop

Apr 14 - Apr 19, 2013

Australian Synchrotron

Melbourne, Australia

 

The Australian Synchrotron invites you to Melbourne, Australia in April 2013 to participate in the 4th Accelerator Reliability Workshop (ARW 2013).

Achieving and maintaining high accelerator reliability requires constant effort from all areas of any facility.  Even though the shape and size of the machines we work on varies, they share many common technologies and we all experience similar problems.  We are planning a workshop that will provide you with opportunity to learn from teams from all around the world, hear about what they are doing, and for you to showcase your achievements and discuss the challenges you face.

The technical program will feature renowned international experts, with over 100 talks and posters anticipated, addressing major themes.  An afternoon will be spent touring the Australian Synchrotron light source, giving you the opportunity to discuss various parts of the machine with the engineers, scientists and technicians who are responsible for building and maintaining it.  Lastly, the Workshop’s social activities will showcase Australian history, culture and food, as you experience Aussie hospitality and friendship.

Australia’s Accelerator community is eager to welcome our colleagues from around the world to ARW 2013 for an intellectually stimulating and socially memorable occasion.

 

Don McGilvery

Workshop Chair

For more information, see: https://accelerators.org.au/indico/conferenceProgram.py?confId=55

Poster, ARW 2011

3rd Accelerator Reliability Workshop

Apr 10 - Apr 15, 2011

iThemba LABS

Cape Town, South Africa

 

For more information, see: http://indico.tlabs.ac.za/contributionListDisplay.py?confId=14

Poster, ARW 2009

2nd Accelerator Reliability Workshop

Jan 26 - Jan 30, 2009

TRIUMF

Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

TRIUMF is pleased to host the second workshop on Accelerator Reliability (ARW). ARW 2009 will take place in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC, Canada on January 26-30, 2009.

 

The First ARW was hosted by ESRF in Grenoble, France in 2002. The workshop was very successful and the participants expressed great interest in making it a regularly occurring event.

 

The ARW provides a venue for the accelerator communities to meet and share their experiences on running reliable facilities. The workshop fulfills a need to have better information exchange on technical issues and equipment reliability. It facilitates personnel to share their problems and solutions with their peers from other facilities.

 

The workshop is also of interest to vendors involved in any aspects of the accelerators technology. It offers a venue to make contacts and promote their products.

 

For more information, see: http://www.triumf.info/hosted/ARW

Poster, ARW 2002

1st Accelerator Reliability Workshop

Feb 4th - Feb 6th, 2002

ESRF

Grenoble, France

 

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 website 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.

 

For more information, see: http://www.esrf.fr/events/conferences/ARW/proceedings