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UWC 2020: A call for transformational change
Bowing to current COVID-19 realities but buoyed by the success of June’s virtual Annual Meeting, ANS event planners returned to the virtual realm for this year’s Utility Working Conference. Originally scheduled for August 9–12 at Marco Island, Fla., the condensed event was held Wednesday, August 11, wherever registrants’ computer devices happened to be located.
In addition to 26 educational sessions and workshops, UWC 2020 featured an opening plenary session titled “Achieving Transformational Change: A leadership discussion,” moderated by Bob Coward, MPR Associates principal officer and ANS past president (2017–2018). Plenary panelists included representatives from three utilities—Arizona Public Service (APS), Exelon, and Xcel Energy—plus the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
L. Hu, K. Chen, Y. Chen, S. Li, J. Shen, X. Sheng, L. Niu, Y. Cheng, J. Zhao
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 70 | Number 1 | July 2016 | Pages 112-118
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST15-137
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The radial X-ray camera (RXC) is designed to measure the poloidal profile of plasma X-ray emission with high spatial and temporal resolution. Its primary diagnostic role includes measuring low (m, n) magnetohydrodynamic modes, sawteeth and disruption precursors, H-mode, edge-localized modes, and L-H transition. The RXC comprises two subsystems, i.e., in-port and ex-port cameras that view the outer and core regions, respectively, through vertical slots in the diagnostics shield module of an equatorial port plug. Detailed camera design is in progress including design of the camera structure, electronics, data acquisition and control, calibration, and pretest on the EAST tokamak. The sight path and neutron shielding have been optimized. The secondary vacuum, heat insulation, cooling, positioning, and calibration have been designed. The structure analysis results for the external camera indicate that even under five times gravity acceleration, the maximum stress was still below the allowable stress. The heat analysis results indicate that the maximum temperature on the detector box was ~56°C, which is within the detector operation temperature limit. The neutronics analysis results indicate that the detectors can be operated during the whole deuterium-deuterium phase without detector replacement. The electronics group and instrumentation and control group have also made good progress.