It is important for scientists to keep the particle accelerator running around the clock. In FCC RAMS project CERN studies together with Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and Ramentor the new strategies to increase the reliability and availability of the current particle collider (LHC). For the proposed Future Circular Collider (FCC) the RAMS studies will be needed to assess the feasibility of such a large scale project and give guidelines for system design and maintenance strategies.
The idea is to combine experience from RAMS experts (TUT, Ramentor) with CERN knowledge on accelerators. ELMAS is used to model the collider systems and to simulate the particle acceleration process. The analyses are used to find possibilities to improve the LHC and to assess the cost vs dependability requirements for the FCC.
The Future Circular Collider (FCC) study launched also a training programme on Accelerator Reliability and Availability (ARA) engineering at CERN. The goal is to build a common foundation in the field of reliability engineering for particle accelerators and to create an active network of accelerator engineers who can assess and address reliability topics. Ramentor provides the training together with University of Stuttgart and Tampere University of Technology.