Oct 15 – 20, 2017
Europe/Paris timezone

LIPAc Control Systems and Reliability Improvement

Oct 17, 2017, 2:30 PM


Hôtel Le Louis, Versailles Château (Pullman Versailles)
Talk Accelerator Control 07- Accelerator Control


Alvaro Marqueta (F4E)


The development of IFMIF (International Fusion Material Irradiation Facility) to generate a 14 MeV source of neutrons with the spectrum of D-T fusion reactions is indispensable to qualify suitable materials for the First Wall of the nuclear vessel in future fusion power plants. As part of IFMIF validation activities, LIPAc (Linear IFMIF Prototype Accelerator), currently under commissioning at Rokkasho (Japan), will accelerate a 125mA CW and 9MeV deuteron beam with a total beam power of 1.125MW.
The LIPAc Control Systems are supplied by three European labs (CEA, CIEMAT and INFN), coordinated by F4E as European Implementing Agency, together with QST as Japanese Implementing Agency for the central control systems (including MPS & PPS).
Although IFMIF engineering design demands high availability figures, being LIPAc a prototype accelerator reliability figures were not formally assessed during the design stages. Currently, LIPAc’s potential upgrade towards the required neutron source for fusion is under serious consideration by EU and Japan. This involves reliability analysis on operational data of subsystems already commissioned to identify potential improvements for future operation.

Primary author


Yosuke Hirata (National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Te) Anti Jokinen (F4E) Koichi Nishiyama (IFMIF EVEDA Project Team)

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