Corrective and Preventive Maintenance at NSCL. Introduction to NSCL & MSU. Quality Management at NSCL. Outline. Tools used at NSCL for availability. Future. Questions. NSCL.
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National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) is a world leader in rare isotope research and nuclear science education
NSCL employees 454 Faculty,
Staff and Students
Located on the campus of
Michigan State University
Ranked as the #1 graduate program in nuclear physics
In the United States by U.S. News & World Report
In 2010, MSU enrollment consisted of 47,131 students
from all 50 United States and 130 countries
MSU has over 11,000 employees
Throughout the world, there are nearly
half a million MSU alumni
It allows a facility to do what it does best……….
It allows a facility to meet the demands of its funding agencies……….
It allows a facility to meet its operational goals……….
“Operate the laboratory reliably, efficiently and safely. Maintain high (>90%) level of availability and seek further gains in efficiency through improved procedures and automation of NSCL operations without compromising safety. Encourage the professional development of staff to raise the overall skill, performance, and knowledge bases within the laboratory.”
NSCL has a Quality Management System (QMS) to meet all of the above
“NSCL developed and implemented a Quality Management System in order to document the laboratory’s best operational practices, better satisfy the requirements and expectations of its users and improve the overall management of the laboratory”
The Quality Management System of NSCL meets the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001. This system addresses the production and delivery of rare isotope beams
This manual describes the Quality Management System, delineates authorities, inter relationships and responsibilities of the personnel responsible for performing within the system.
The Scope of the NSCL Quality System is: All NSCL processes related to the production and delivery of rare isotope beams to the experiment
The quality manual outlines the policies, procedures and requirements of the Quality Management System. The system is structured to comply with the conditions set forth in the International Standard ISO 9001.
Rare isotope beams will be delivered within 24 hours of the scheduled time
Rare isotope beams will be delivered with 90% availability
Availability(Total Time - Scheduled Off - Unscheduled Offexcl) / (Total Time - Scheduled Off)
Alfresco document management
Workflow determined by users
Mechanical Design department design review approval
Developed in-house, using IRMIS
IRMIS is a descriptive documentation
Uses relational database and associated applications to comprehensively document the large and complex EPICS-based control systems *
Handheld Bar Code Scanners MC55
* An Overview of IRMIS, 4/19/2005 (http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/irmis/Primer.pdf)
~ 1 day resolution
Determined 3 months out
Operations has final review
Short Term Schedule
~ 1 hour resolution
Experimental schedule is determined 3 - 4 months in advance
Preventive maintenance is scheduled in between experimental periods
The maintenance group solicits tasks from other departments to add to the maintenance schedule
Microsoft Project 2008 is used to build the maintenance schedule
NSCL written software is used by the employees to get a list of their tasks
The same software is also used by the employees to report the status of their tasks back to the project leader
In order to reduce downtime during breakdown repairs lasting at least 24 hours, but less than 7 days, a breakdown response plan is proposed to better allocate resources, and use time more effectively. The scope of this document is to explain the process for using and creating canned breakdown response plans. The initial scope of the breakdown, and such considerations as duration and level of support by other departments should be determined by a repair team meeting.
Modified 5S method
5S is a system to reduce waste and optimize productivity through maintaining an orderly workplace and using visual cues to achieve more consistent operational results *
Provides a basic set of tools to address an immediate need without wasting valuable time
Vault Tool Box
* Lean Manufacturing and the Environment, http://www.epa.gov/lean/thinking/fives.htm
During maintenance, all personnel become part of the resource pool used during scheduled maintenance
Tighter Integration of tools
Written with common software