Design and R&D activities of TriPla-CA Consortium in support of ITER Tritium Plant development

I. Cristescu, G. Ana, D. Demange, R. Michling, Alina Niculescu, C. Petrutiu, T. Pinna, S. Welte

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The design of ITER tritium processing systems should benefit from experimental data and process validation on experimental facilities that are ITER relevant. TriPla-CA, which is a consortium of four EU laboratories aiming to support tritium relevant activities for ITER design is carrying out R&D and design for ITER Tritium Plant. Several rigs and experimental facilities have been enhanced and developed in order to explore a wide range of envisaged scenarios of some ITER Tritium Plant systems such as water detritiation system (WDS), isotope separation system and highly tritiated water processing. Beside the experimental activities, the enhancement of the relevant software for simulation and design of various tritium processing systems is ongoing. The main achievements concerning the R&D, the mechanical design including the seismic calculations of some ITER WDS components and the main expertize and the hardware available inside the consortium are presented. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1524 - 1528
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Cristescu, I., Ana, G., Demange, D., Michling, R., Niculescu, A., Petrutiu, C., ... Welte, S. (2014). Design and R&D activities of TriPla-CA Consortium in support of ITER Tritium Plant development. Fusion Engineering and Design, 89(7-8), 1524 - 1528.