FTU cooled liquid lithium upgrade

M. Iafrati, M.L. Apicella, L. Boncagni, I. Lyublinski, G. Mazzitelli, A. Vertkov

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In the framework of the liquid lithium limiter experiment in Frascati a new auxiliary system was developed in order to provide a better control of the energy fluid vector. The cooled liquid lithium system (CLL) was installed for the first time at the end of 2013, it uses overheated water to heat the lithium and to extract, at the same time, the heat from the metal surface when it gets wet by the plasma. A first version of the system, developed and presented in previous papers, has been modified to optimize the heat flux measurement on the liquid lithium surface. The changes include a new power supply logic for the heating system, new sensors and new read-out electronics compatible with the implementation of a real time control system. The prototype was updated with the aim of achieving a low cost and versatile control system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157 - 162
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Iafrati, M., Apicella, M. L., Boncagni, L., Lyublinski, I., Mazzitelli, G., & Vertkov, A. (2017). FTU cooled liquid lithium upgrade. Fusion Engineering and Design, 117, 157 - 162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2017.02.005