Conceptual Design of the IFMIF Start-Up Monitoring Module

Philippe Gouat, Willem Leysen, Andrei Goussarov, Papa Sally Galledou, David Rapisarda, Fernando Mota, Angela Garcia, Vincent Massaut

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    The preliminary engineering design of the test facilities, including the various test modules to be used in the IFMIF plant is a part of the IFMIF/EVEDA (Engineering Validation and Engineering Design Activities) project from the Broader Approach to fusion. One presents the current status of the conceptual development of the IFMIF Start-Up Monitoring Module, a dedicated device used in the IFMIF test cell during the commissioning phase of the installation, in order to completely characterise the irradiation conditions behind the target on which the beam of deuterons will be focused. This STUMM embarks a lot of instrumentation to precisely characterise the neutron field, the nuclear heating and the temperatures in the test cell. One briefly describes the measuring instruments (including a specific radiation flux monitor under development), the possible layouts and the possible positioning. One also defines which types of measurements are expected by this especially dedicated commissioning module.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)729-732
    JournalFusion Engineering & Design
    Issue number6-8
    StatePublished - 4 Oct 2013
    Event2012 - SOFT : 27th Symposium on Fusion Technology - TEC (Trilateral Euregio Cluster), Liège
    Duration: 24 Sep 201228 Sep 2012

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