IVVS actuating system compatibility test to ITER gamma radiation conditions

Paolo Rossi, M. Ferri De Collibus, M. Florean, C. Monti, G. Mugnaini, C. Neri, M. Pillon, F. Pollastrone, S. Baccaro, A. Piegari, C. Damiani, G. Dubus

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The In Vessel Viewing System (IVVS) is a fundamental remote handling equipment, which will be used to make a survey of the status of the blanket first wall and divertor plasma facing components. A design and testing activity is ongoing, in the framework of a Fusion for Energy (F4E) grant agreement, to make the IVVS probe design compatible with ITER operating conditions and in particular, but not only, with attention to neutrons and gammas fluxes and both space constraints and interfaces. The paper describes the testing activity performed on the customized piezoelectric motors and the main components of the actuating system of the IVVS probe with reference to ITER gamma radiation conditions. In particular the test is performed on the piezoelectric motor, optical encoder and small scale optical samples.The test is carried out on the ENEA Calliope gamma irradiation facility at ITER relevant gamma fields at rate of about 2.5 kGy/h and doses of 4 MGy. The paper reports in detail the setup arrangement of the test campaign in order to verify significant working capability of the IVVS actuating components and the results are shown in terms of functional performances and parameters. The overall test campaign on IVVS actuating system will be completed on other ENEA testing facilities in order to verify compatibility to Magnetic field, neutrons and thermal vacuum ITER typical environmental working conditions. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2084 - 2087
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Rossi, P., Collibus, M. F. D., Florean, M., Monti, C., Mugnaini, G., Neri, C., ... Dubus, G. (2013). IVVS actuating system compatibility test to ITER gamma radiation conditions. Fusion Engineering and Design, 88(9-10), 2084 - 2087. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2013.03.030