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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Guanghong Wang, Shiying He, Ge Gao, Peng Fu, Liansheng Huang
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 1 | January 2019 | Pages 81-87
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2018.1506625
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The poloidal field (PF) power supply is an important subsystem of the EAST (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak as the device status detection and protection are essential. The PF power supply monitor system is based on the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System and the human machine interface is the Control System Studio (CSS). The alarm is a plugin of CSS, used to help operators take correct action at the correct time. This technical note creates the alarm system, including server, client, Java Message Service interface, and relational database and configures the alarm attribute and sets the action for all variables that may trigger the alarm. When the alarm is triggered, the system goes into fault mode, the alarm server sends mail or pops up a window automatically to prompt operators, and some actions may be executed automatically to protect the device. Then operators solve the fault according to the guidance and the system returns to normal, realizing device status monitoring and protection in real time. The EAST experiment shows the alarm system has better function and stable performance.