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Robotic reactor vessel head inspection innovations at Beaver Valley-2
Two critical factors for the success of nuclear industry outages are safety and efficiency. This includes personal and nuclear safety for the team members working on the outage, equipment safety through proper inspections and maintenance, and ultimately public safety when a reactor system is returned to service, free of defects and ready for reliable power production.
A. Ejiri et al. (20R07)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 168-170
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1341
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Plasma start-up experiments without using inductive field have been performed on the TST-2 spherical tokamak device. A low power ECH (2.45GHz/4kW) and a medium power High Harmonic Fast Wave (HHFW) (21MHz/up to 50kW) were used. Comparisons of various operational parameters were carried out to find the optimum conditions for the toroidal and the poloidal field strengths, poloidal field configurations, ECH power and HHFW power. Using only ECH, currents up to about 0.4 kA were generated. Current increments by up to 0.4 kA were observed when we apply HHFW to ECH plasmas.