A new design of a hydrogen sensor for Pb-16Li, based on the previous experience and testing results, is performed. The new permeation sensor is made of pure iron. The intention of this optimized design is to improve the response time and to minimize the number of welds to be made. Some simulations were conducted to estimate the time taken for the sensor to reach equilibrium with the partial pressure of hydrogen in the lead-lithium. With respect to the old sensor design, the diameter of the steel connection pipe has been reduced, while its length has been increased. In this way, it was possible to reduce the dead volume within the sensor and increase the permeation area, giving the sensor a faster time response.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
Candido, L., Nicolotti, I., Utili, M., & Zucchetti, M. (2017). Design Optimization of a Hydrogen Sensor for ITER Pb16Li Blankets. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 45(7), 1831 - 1836. . https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2017.2710218