Conceptual design of the main Ancillary Systems of the ITER Water Cooled Lithium Lead Test Blanket System

Pietro Alessandro Di Maio, Pierluigi Chiovaro, Ruggero Forte, Ilenia Catanzaro, Amelia Tincani, Marco Utili, Andrea Tarallo, Pietro Arena, Fabio Giannetti, Stefano Lorenzi, Rocco Mozzillo, Emanuela Martelli, Maurizio Bruzzone, Gandolfo Alessandro Spagnuolo, Vincenzo Narcisi, Carlos Moreno, Carlos Ortiz, Konstantina Voukelatou, Cristiano Ciurluini, Claudio TripodoJessica Korzeniowska, Maurizio Bruzzone, Balazs Lesko, Ferruccio Paoletti, Alessandro Del Nevo, Veronica Pierantoni, Erik Walcz, Italo Ricapito, Antonio Cammi

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The Water Cooled Lithium Lead Test Blanket System (WCLL TBS) is one of the EU Test Blanket Systems candidate for being installed and operated in ITER. In view of its Conceptual Design Review by F4E and ITER Organization (IO), planned for mid-September 2020, several technical activities have been performed in the areas of WCLL TBS Ancillary Systems design. In this article the outcomes of the conceptual design phase of the four main Ancillary Systems of WCLL TBS, namely the Water Cooling System (WCS), the Coolant Purification System (CPS), the PbLi loop and the Tritium Extraction System (TES), are reported and critically discussed. In particular, for each Ancillary System hereafter are reported: i) a short design description, including the conceptual design of their main components together with their operative conditions under the so-called Normal Operational State (NOS), ii) the ESP-ESPN classification for their main components, and iii) their arrangement and integration in the assigned ITER areas (PC#16, Vertical Shaft, TCWS Vault, Galleries and Tritium Process Room).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering


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