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U.S. reactor technologies to be featured at IAEA conference
A virtual side event at the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency will spotlight U.S. reactor technologies. The free event, US Reactor Technologies: Flexible Energy Security for Real-World Challenges, will be held this Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).
The event will highlight the capabilities of small modular reactors and other innovative reactors for addressing countries’ current needs. It will also examine anticipated challenges in the future, as well as underscore the need to act now.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Advanced registration is required.
Renjing Fan, Peng Fu, Jun Tao, Ge Gao, Liansheng Huang, Zhiquan Song, Jinchao Li, Yulong Ye
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 1 | January 2020 | Pages 21-28
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1610318
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The ITER poloidal field (PF) coil power supply system consists of 14 basic converter units that feed six superconducting coils. The converter unit is the complicated, challenging, and unique system to realize four-quadrant operation compatible with the superconductive load and the demand for plasma control. This paper describes the final design of the control strategies, which are implemented in the local controller of the PF converter system. They are zero crossing current control strategy in circulating operation mode, current balance control strategy in parallel operation mode, and hysteresis band control strategy in mode transition. In addition, the performance of the control system is demonstrated by the analysis, and the control strategies are validated by the simulations and corresponding tests.