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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.
Claire Luttrell, Ethan Coffey, Ira Griffith, Greg Hanson, Arnold Lumsdaine, Chuck Schaich
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 3 | October 2017 | Pages 312-317
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1333847
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The ITER Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH) system consists of transmission lines made up of individual sections of evacuated, aluminum, circularly corrugated waveguides. The high-intensity beam of electromagnetic radiation, necessary for plasma heating, heats the waveguides and other components in the transmission lines causing the lines to expand and contract. To maintain the structural integrity and the required straightness in the transmission lines, expansion units have to be incorporated into the ECH transmission line system.
Calculations of several models of expansion units have been completed to evaluate the effect of the design and materials on the functionality of the expansion unit. Models have been evaluated assuming three different expansion ranges and several different materials.