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HELCZA-High heat flux test facility for testing ITER EU first wall components.

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    SYSNO ASEP0480958
    Document TypeJ - Journal Article
    R&D Document TypeJournal Article
    Subsidiary JČlánek ve WOS
    TitleHELCZA-High heat flux test facility for testing ITER EU first wall components.
    Author(s) Prokůpek, J. (CZ)
    Samec, K. (CZ)
    Jílek, R. (CZ)
    Gavila, P. (ES)
    Neufuss, S. (CZ)
    Entler, Slavomír (UFP-V) ORCID
    Source TitleFusion Engineering and Design. - : Elsevier - ISSN 0920-3796
    Roč. 124, November (2017), s. 187-190
    Number of pages4 s.
    Publication formPrint - P
    ActionSOFT 2016: Symposium on Fusion Technology /29./
    Event date05.09.2016 - 09.09.2016
    VEvent locationPrague
    CountryCZ - Czech Republic
    Event typeWRD
    Languageeng - English
    CountryCH - Switzerland
    KeywordsHELCZA ; High heat flux ; Electron beam testing ; Test facility ; Plasma facing components ; First wall ; Divertora
    Subject RIVJF - Nuclear Energetics
    OBOR OECDNuclear related engineering
    Institutional supportUFP-V - RVO:61389021
    UT WOS000419411900040
    EID SCOPUS85015782575
    AnnotationThe ITER first wall panels are exposed directly to thermonuclear plasma and must extract heat loads ofapproximately 2 MW/m2(normal heat flux) to 4.7 MW/m2(enhanced heat flux). The panels are qualifiedthrough high heat flux cyclic testing before installation in ITER. Initially, the first wall panel prototypes willundergo full-power tests, they will be followed by the pre-series panels and finally the series ones. The experimental complex HELCZA (High Energy Load CZech Assembly) has been completed and is currently in the commissioning phase. HELCZA shall be optimised to provide a cyclic heating of the ITER EU firstwall panels with a heat flux in the multi-MW/m2range using an 800 kW electron beam. On a reduced area it is possible to reach GW/m2scale. Total available test area in HELCZA is 4 m2 depending on theexperimental setup. Operational conditions of the HELCZA facility enable the temperature of the coolingwater to be set between 25°C and 320°C, within a pressure range up to 15 MPa. The cooling system provides an optimal flow rate up to 40 m3/h independent of the pressure.
    WorkplaceInstitute of Plasma Physics
    ContactVladimíra Kebza,, Tel.: 266 052 975
    Year of Publishing2018
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