Fusion component failure rate database (FCFR-DB)

Tonio Pinna, Jesus Izquierdo, Maria Teresa Porfiri, Javier Dies

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A fusion component failure rate database (FCFR-DB) has been set up. Failure data of typical components in the systems of a generic fusion power plant have been collected, processed and recorded. The data sources have been existing fusion facilities (JET, TFTR, DIII-D, TLK, etc.) and other technological experiences like fission power plants or industrial systems. Records in the database contain, among other information, component boundaries, design features and application field; failure and repair rate values; uncertainty distributions and indications about possible use of the data in designing and assess fusion device. The database is now accessible "on line" by the way of an Internet browsers and Lotus Notes application for analyst or designers developing reliability and probabilistic safety assessments. The link to the database is http://spx595.frascati.enea.it:8080/se-home.nsf. The number of records in FCFR-DB is foreseen to grow as new data from operating fusion devices will be evaluated. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1391 - 1395
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number8-14 PART B
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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