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31st Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20 - 25 September 2020

DEMO is a key part of the EU fusion roadmap, and the programme reaches the end of the pre-conceptual phase with a gate review in 2020. As part of the work to complete this phase, eight Key Design Integration Issues (KDII’s) have been identified as critical to the programme. Two of these KDII’s identified a requirement for a more detailed archit…

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31st Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT)

A study into the viability of a double null concept for DEMO has been undertaken as part of the work to address Key Design Integration Issues (KDIIs) within the DEMO powerplant.  The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a double null architecture, featuring split blanket segments to enable a wider range of maintenance options…

30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Giardini Naxos, Messina, Sicily, 16-21 September 2018

RACE has been developing a concept design for the remote maintenance system for the EUROfusion DEMO powerplant. Within the DEMO tokamak, tritium breeding blankets will require periodic replacement which is currently designed to utilize the upper vertical ports at the top of the vacuum vessel. This operation will be challenging due to the scale of t…

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27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, Ahmedabad, India, 22-27 October 2018

The development of fusion as a viable power source is moving from the science driven design of experimental devices to the engineering design considerations required to develop a feasible power plant. An effective maintenance plan is essential because the time in maintenance is potentially very large. To be effective a maintenance plan must be o…

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