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OPERATING EXPERIENCE AND ]-ROCEDURES AT THE TRITI'JM
SYSTEMS TEST ASSEMBLY
R. V. Carlson, K. E. Binning. S. P. Cole
E. M. Jenkins, and R. C. Wilhelm
Tritium Science and Technology Group
Materials Science and Technology Divisio"
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545
Operating procedures are important for the safe and efficient
operation of the Tritium Systems Test Assembly (TSTA). TSTA has been
operating for four years with tritium in a safe :ind efficient manner.
The inventory of tritium in the process loop is 100 grams and several
milestone runs I.ave been completed. This papp.r describes the methods
used to operate TSTA.
The Tritium Systems Test Assembly (TSTA), located at the Los
Alamos National Laborat-,ry, is a prototype fusion reactor tritium fuel
reprocessing system. It was built for the demanstration of tritium han-
dling systems necessary for tritium-burning fusion reactors. The facil-
ity has been operating with tritium for approxImately four years. The
current inventory of t ritium is approximate lv one hundred grams, with
DOE approval for a maxin-um inventory of two hundred grams. Coordinate ion
ii the varied operations and activists is important to assure both
safety and effectiveness of the operations and the personnel working in
the facility. In this paper we will describe how the TSTA ifaility Is
operated with respect t o both personnel and operate ing procedures. The
information presented wi l be of interes' for other ' r it ium facil lit ies
currently under construct ion for the fusion energy programs.
Figure I showS the TSTA organic z.nt I on st riu t itur. TSTA was deis i gneu
rind hull'. as n Department of nei-rgy ( I)O1) program. In TSTA hI- aBmr a
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Carlson, R.V.; Binning, K.E.; Cole, S.P.; Jenkins, E.M.; Wilhelm, R.C. & Cole, S.P. Operating experience and procedures at the tritium systems test assembly, article, January 1, 1988; New Mexico. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1056576/m1/2/: accessed March 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.