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Title: Software solutions manage the definition, operation, maintenance and configuration control of the National Ignition Facility

Abstract

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the world's largest laser composed of millions of individual parts brought together to form one massive assembly. Maintaining control of the physical definition, status and configuration of this structure is a monumental undertaking yet critical to the validity of the shot experiment data and the safe operation of the facility. The NIF business application suite of software provides the means to effectively manage the definition, build, operation, maintenance and configuration control of all components of the National Ignition Facility. State of the art Computer Aided Design software applications are used to generate a virtual model and assemblies. Engineering bills of material are controlled through the Enterprise Configuration Management System. This data structure is passed to the Enterprise Resource Planning system to create a manufacturing bill of material. Specific parts are serialized then tracked along their entire lifecycle providing visibility to the location and status of optical, target and diagnostic components that are key to assessing pre-shot machine readiness. Nearly forty thousand items requiring preventive, reactive and calibration maintenance are tracked through the System Maintenance & Reliability Tracking application to ensure proper operation. Radiological tracking applications ensure proper stewardship of radiological and hazardous materials andmore » help provide a safe working environment for NIF personnel.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1022902
Report Number(s):
LLNL-CONF-491536
TRN: US1104424
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at: IAEA 8th Technical Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2011
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; BUSINESS; CALIBRATION; COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN; CONFIGURATION; CONFIGURATION CONTROL; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; IAEA; LASERS; MAINTENANCE; MANAGEMENT; MANUFACTURING; PERSONNEL; PLANNING; RELIABILITY; TARGETS; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY; VISIBILITY

Citation Formats

Dobson, D, Churby, A, Krieger, E, Maloy, D, and White, K. Software solutions manage the definition, operation, maintenance and configuration control of the National Ignition Facility. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Dobson, D, Churby, A, Krieger, E, Maloy, D, & White, K. Software solutions manage the definition, operation, maintenance and configuration control of the National Ignition Facility. United States.
Dobson, D, Churby, A, Krieger, E, Maloy, D, and White, K. Mon . "Software solutions manage the definition, operation, maintenance and configuration control of the National Ignition Facility". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1022902.
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abstractNote = {The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the world's largest laser composed of millions of individual parts brought together to form one massive assembly. Maintaining control of the physical definition, status and configuration of this structure is a monumental undertaking yet critical to the validity of the shot experiment data and the safe operation of the facility. The NIF business application suite of software provides the means to effectively manage the definition, build, operation, maintenance and configuration control of all components of the National Ignition Facility. State of the art Computer Aided Design software applications are used to generate a virtual model and assemblies. Engineering bills of material are controlled through the Enterprise Configuration Management System. This data structure is passed to the Enterprise Resource Planning system to create a manufacturing bill of material. Specific parts are serialized then tracked along their entire lifecycle providing visibility to the location and status of optical, target and diagnostic components that are key to assessing pre-shot machine readiness. Nearly forty thousand items requiring preventive, reactive and calibration maintenance are tracked through the System Maintenance & Reliability Tracking application to ensure proper operation. Radiological tracking applications ensure proper stewardship of radiological and hazardous materials and help provide a safe working environment for NIF personnel.},
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