Preparation for the next JET Tritium Campaign: Performance of the EP2 PINIs with Grid Gas Delivery

Preparation for the next JET Tritium Campaign: Performance of the EP2 PINIs with Grid Gas Delivery

Preparation for the next JET Tritium Campaign: Performance of the EP2 PINIs with Grid Gas Delivery 150 150 Mathew
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Preparation for the next JET Tritium Campaign: Performance of the EP2 PINIs with Grid Gas Delivery

In normal operation the JET neutral beam injectors have the operating gas supplied to the ion source and the neutraliser. For tritium operation the gas is supplied to both the ion source and neutraliser at a point close to the earth grid (“grid gas”) due to the difficulty in producing a gas line with a secondary containment and a ceramic break for high voltage standoff. In preparation for the next JET tritium campaign the JET EP2 PINIs have been characterised with grid gas flow. This paper reports measurements of arc efficiency, species and divergence in both normal and grid gas operation with hydrogen and deuterium. The data is used to predict the performance in tritium operation.

Collection:
Journals
Journal:
Fusion Engineering and Design
Publisher:
Elsevier
Published date:
10/01/2015