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An operational non-destructive examination technique for ITER Divertor plasma facing components

Funded under: FP7-EURATOM

Abstract

Within the framework of the Tore Supra Tokamak upgrade, a pioneering activity around the non-destructive infrared thermography techniques has been developed at the CEA to evaluate the capability of the plasma facing components to be efficiently cooled. In 1996 an active infrared thermography test bed based on the heat transient method was developed and was used as an inspection tool in order to guarantee the actively cooled plasma facing components performances. This paper deals with the improvements carried out on this infrared thermography test bed to obtain an accurate and reliable examination of the ITER Divertor, and highlights that infrared thermography facility is now an operational test bed for the commissioning of the full-scale ITER Divertor components.

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Authors: DUROCHER A, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);ESCOURBIAC F, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);FARJON J L, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);VIGNAL N, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);CISMONDI F, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);MEROLA M, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);RICCARDI B, EFDA Close Support Unit, Garching (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: Thirteenth International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials Organised by: CEA Held at: Acropolis Congress Centre, Nice (FR)
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2008.12.274
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