Plant integration of MITICA and SPIDER experiments with auxiliary plants and buildings on PRIMA site

Francesco Fellin, Marco Boldrin, Pierluigi Zaccaria, Piero Agostinetti, Manuela Battistella, Marco Bigi, Samuele Dal Bello Mauro Dalla Palma, Aldo Fiorentin, Adriano Luchetta, Alberto Maistrello, Diego Marcuzzi, Edoardo Ocello, Roberto Pasqualotto, Mauro Pavei, Nicola Pomaro, Andrea Rizzolo, Vanni Toigo, Matteo Valente, Loris Zanotto, Luca CaloreFederico Caon, Massimo Caon, Michele Fincato, Gabriele Lazzaro, Michele Visentin, Enrico Zampiva, Simone Zucchetti

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This paper presents a description of the PRIMA (Padova Research on ITER Megavolt Accelerator) Plant Integration work, aimed at the construction of PRIMA Buildings, which will host two nuclear fusion test facilities named SPIDER and MITICA, finalized to test and optimize the neutral beam injectors for ITER experiment. These activities are very complex: inputs coming from the experiments design are changing time to time, while the buildings construction shall fulfill precise time schedule and budget. Moreover the decision process is often very long due to the high number of stakeholders (RFX, IO, third parties, suppliers, domestic agencies from different countries). The huge effort includes: forecasting what will be necessary for the integration of many experimental plants; collecting requirements and translating into inputs; interfaces management; coordination meetings with hundreds of people with various and different competences in construction and operation of fusion facilities, thermomechanics, electrical and control, buildings design and construction (civil plants plus architectural and structural aspects), safety, maintenance and management. The paper describes these activities and also the tools created to check and to validate the building design, to manage the interfaces and the organization put in place to achieve the required targets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257 - 260
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Fellin, F., Boldrin, M., Zaccaria, P., Agostinetti, P., Battistella, M., Bigi, M., ... Zucchetti, S. (2015). Plant integration of MITICA and SPIDER experiments with auxiliary plants and buildings on PRIMA site. Fusion Engineering and Design, 96-97, 257 - 260.