This presentation gives an overview of the different Machine Development topics and time required in 2022, as they have been identified by the different teams participating in the MD program. The possibility of synergies between the different topics is studied. With this in mind, an estimate of the total time required for MDs in 2022 is given and compared with the present draft schedule.
The advantages and disadvantages of having MDs outside the scheduled MD blocks during the commissioning and physics period are analysed. The roles of the different parties involved in the organisation of MDs – the LHC Studies Working Group (LSWG), the Operations Team and the Machine Protection Panel – are highlighted. Foreseen changes in the MD request form and procedures are presented.