Support structure concept for integration of ITER diagnostics in the port cell

TitleSupport structure concept for integration of ITER diagnostics in the port cell
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsV.S. Udintsev, M. Portalès, T. Giacomin, O. Darcourt, M.-F. Direz, J.P Martins, C. Penot, A.P Arumugam, J.-M. Drevon, J.P Friconneau, B. Levesy, P. Maquet, K.M Patel, C.S Pitcher, E. Popova, M. Proust, D.MS Ronden, C.I Walker, M.J Walsh, C. Watts
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Pagination1215 - 1218
Keywordsdiagnostics, ITER, Port cell, Support structure

Development of the diagnostics for ITER tokamak, which is presently under construction by several international partners at Cadarache in France, is a major challenge because of severe environment, strict engineering requirements, and the need for high reliability in the measurements. The diagnostic systems in the upper, equatorial and lower port cells on ITER are designed to be integrated within the interspace and port cell support structures. These structures are interfacing with remote handling rail system for the cask operations, thus facilitating the removal and installation of the diagnostics in the port and hence minimizing time for working close to the tokamak. In this paper, the challenges associated with the integration of the diagnostics in the port interspace and port cell, as well as their solutions will be addressed and presented. The interspace and the port cell support structures, as well as their interfaces with the biological shield, will be discussed.







Alternate TitleFusion Eng. Des.

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