The toroidal pump limiter (TPL) of Tore Supra is electrically insulated from the vacuum-vessel, to allow its polarization at a voltage of up to 1 kV. In order to monitor continuously the integrity of the TPL electrical insulation, an electronic diagnostic system called TPL ground fault detection system (GFDS) has been developed. The paper will report on the design and the operation experience of the GFD system and on the evolution of the TPL grounding. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Zunino, K., Cara, P., Fejoz, P., Hourtoule, J., Loarer, T., Pomaro, N., ... Villecroze, F. (2003). The ground fault detection system for the Tore Supra toroidal pump limiter. Fusion Engineering and Design, 66-68, 1019 - 1023. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0920-3796(03)00253-9