This paper describes the conceptual design of the Mechanical Tritium Pumping System (MTPS) that shall be installed and tested at JET during the next Deuterium-Tritium-Experiment (DTE2).

This pump train uses a two-stage liquid ring pump in combination with a booster pump to cover a pressure regime from 10-1 Pa to 105 Pa. As working fluid for all pumps, mercury will be used for tritium compatibility reasons.

Starting from the requirements to MTPS, the pumps and their arrangement will be described in this paper as well as the mercury containment strategy and safety- and control issues.