Manufacturing experience of beam dump for SPIDER facility

H. Patel, C. Rotti, M.V. Nagaraju, A. Chakraborty, B. Schunke, J. Chareyre, D. Boilson, L. Svensson, M. Dalla Palma, P. Zaccaria, R. Pasqualotto, E. Pfaff, J. Schafer, C. Eckardt

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The SPIDER facility is undergoing installation & commissioning in the Neutral Beam Test facility at RFX, Padova. SPIDER Beam Dump (SBD) is mandated to diagnose calorimetrically an ion beam of power up to 6 MW accelerated from the SPIDER Beam Source. SBD utilizes Hypervapotron based Heat Transfer Elements (HTEs) as cooling elements. HTEs are made of Cu-Cr-Zr alloy, designed for removing a steady state heat flux of 10MW/m2. 62 HTEs are arranged in two halves, mounted on a support structure ensuring the required alignment. Diagnostics provisions include independent calorimetric measurement of the coolant temperature at the exit of each of the HTEs and multiple thermocouples embedded in the edges of the HTEs.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event26th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2015 - Austin, United States
Duration: 31 May 2016 → …


Conference26th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2015
CountryUnited States
Period31/5/16 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Patel, H., Rotti, C., Nagaraju, M. V., Chakraborty, A., Schunke, B., Chareyre, J., Boilson, D., Svensson, L., Dalla Palma, M., Zaccaria, P., Pasqualotto, R., Pfaff, E., Schafer, J., & Eckardt, C. (2016). Manufacturing experience of beam dump for SPIDER facility. Paper presented at 26th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2015, Austin, United States.