Jefferson Lab Reliability Based Design Methods for Accelerator Safety Systems


K. L. Mahoney


This paper describes the risk based design methods used at Jefferson Lab for prompt ionizing radiation protection. The relatively new concept of "safety integrity levels (SIL)" used in evaluation of safety systems is introduced. Examples of design trade-offs are given and the impact they have on the overall reliability of the safety system.


This abstract was presented at the 33rd Annual Midyear Meeting, "Instrumentation, Measurements, and Electronic Dosimetry", Abstracts Session, 1/30/2000 - 2/2/2000, held in Virginia Beach, VA.

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