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Title: JET ICRH plant statistics from 2008-2012

JET ICRH plant faults from 2008 - 2012 have been catalogued and a new assessment of the reliability of the plant by sub-system is given. Data from pulses where ICRH was used, excluding the ITER-Like Antenna (ILA) and its generators, has been collated. This is compared to fault data in order to investigate any correlation between faults and operations. The number of faults is shown to have decreased between 2011-2012 in comparison to 2008-2009 as the time between faults is shown to have increased. Future electronic fault logging requirements to enable easier analysis are discussed. Due to the changing configuration of the ICRH plant; the introduction of ELM tolerant systems, generator upgrade, changes to the settings of the VSWR protection et cetera, a method to expand the fault database to include more historical data [1] in a consistent way are discussed.
Authors:
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  1. Euratom/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)
  2. Association EURATOM-Belgian State, ERM-KMS, Brussels (Belgium)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22263881
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1580; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 20. topical conference on radiofrequency power in plasmas, Sorrento (Italy), 25-28 Jun 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; EDGE LOCALIZED MODES; ICR HEATING; ITER TOKAMAK; PULSES