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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.
Yu. Igitkhanov, Ch. Day, P. Lang, B. Plöckl
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 780-784
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1347465
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We analyze requirements on the particle throughput inside the torus, posed by the different physics processes during the DEMO inductive operation needed for tritium plant fuel processing, pumping and fueling systems design. Unlike ITER in DEMO limitations posed by pumping and tritium plant systems are expected to be more moderate because of employing advanced solutions. However, the requirements on the particle throughput posed by plasma processes in DEMO are found to be more demanding and the way of their reduction by bypassing, recycling etc. to be mandatory.