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Title: QA (Quality Assurance) role in advanced energy activities: Towards an /open quotes/orthodox/close quotes/ Quality Program: Canonizing the traditions at Fermilab

After a brief description of the goal of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) this paper poses and answers three questions related to Quality Assurance (QA) at the Laboratory. First, what is the difference between 'orthodox' and 'unorthodox' QA and is there a place for 'orthodox' QA at a laboratory like Fermilab. Second, are the deeper philosophical and cultural frameworks of high-energy physics acommodating or antagonistic to an 'orthodox' QA Program. Finally, faced with the task of developing an institutional QA program for Fermilab where does one begin. The paper is based on experience with the on-going development and implementation of an institutional QA Program at Fermilab. 10 refs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5021211
Report Number(s):
FNAL/C-88/31; CONF-870950-3
ON: DE88008054
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 14. annual National Energy Division of the American Society of Quality Control conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 14 Sep 1987
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR; QUALITY ASSURANCE; ACCELERATORS; CYCLIC ACCELERATORS; SYNCHROTRONS 430000* -- Particle Accelerators