Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Inspectability (RAMI) industry-academic workshop
09 Mar 2020







Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Inspectability (RAMI) industry-academic workshop

25th March 2020

Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington


UKRI-STFC, CERN and the Wigner Institute are holding an industry-academic workshop on the 25th March 2020 at Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington. The event is focused on the following topics Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Inspectability (RAMI) in relation to particle accelerators. This event is part of the Horizon 2020 Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society (ARIES) project, from work package 14: Promoting Innovation. More information on the ARIES programme can be found on the ARIES website.


At this workshop we are discussing the availability, maintainability and inspectability of particle accelerators and embracing fusion nuclear plants and Accelerator Driven Systems. Accelerator technologies need to embrace high industry standards, impacting the overall cost and usefulness of systems and increasing opportunities for new uses and applications. This workshop will bring together experts from industry, facilities and academics to discuss, and learn from, the metrics and methodologies of RAMI management.


The day will consist of a number of talks (listed below) and a panel discussion for debate on the topics covered, the full agenda is available on the event website.

  • Dr Boris Militsyn - STFC/ASTeC & Cockcroft Institute - The impact of RAMI issues on Radiotherapy Treatment linac operating in developing countries
  • Professor Roger Webb - University of Surrey - Experience of the Ion Beam Centre at the University of Surrey for RAMI: Application of a Quality Assurance
  • Stefano La Rovere - NIER Ingegneria SpA - Overview of RAMI requirements for nuclear systems with possible interests for accelerator technology
  • Chris Bailey - Diamond Light Source - Experience of Diamond Light Source for RAMI
  • Thomas Herzig - University of Stuttgart - Methodology and analysis of reliability for complex systems, and the example of accelerators
  • Ed Snyder - Varian Medical Systems - Linear Accelerators in Radiation Treatment Devices for Cancer Therapy
  • Martin Townsend - UK Atomic Energy Authority - Impact of RAMI on licensing of nuclear systems and innovative technologies involved


In addition, tours of the Daresbury Laboratory will be made available on the 24th March, the afternoon before the workshop. Registration for the tours is mandatory, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.


Participation is free and registration is required, you are kindly invited to register by Tuesday 10th March 2020. For more information and details about registration please visit the event website here:


If you have any questions about the event please contact Allanah Bayliss (

Contact: West, Kyle (STFC,DL,COO)