IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CRYOGENIC CONTROL SYSTEM ON DIII-D

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OAK-B135 The cryogenic facility that is part of the DIII-D tokamak system supplies liquid nitrogen and liquid helium to the superconducting magnets used for electron cyclotron heating, the D{sub 2} pellet injection system, cryopumps in the DIII-D vessel, and cryopanels in the neutral beam injection system. The liquid helium is liquefied on site using a Sulzer liquefier that has a 150 l/h liquefaction rate. Control of the cryogenic facility at DIII-D was initially accomplished through the use of three different programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Recently, two of those three PLCs, a Sattcon PLC controlling the Sulzer liquefier and a Westinghouse ... continued below

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HOLTROP,K.L; ANDERSON,P.M & MAUZEY,P.S October 1, 2003.

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OAK-B135 The cryogenic facility that is part of the DIII-D tokamak system supplies liquid nitrogen and liquid helium to the superconducting magnets used for electron cyclotron heating, the D{sub 2} pellet injection system, cryopumps in the DIII-D vessel, and cryopanels in the neutral beam injection system. The liquid helium is liquefied on site using a Sulzer liquefier that has a 150 l/h liquefaction rate. Control of the cryogenic facility at DIII-D was initially accomplished through the use of three different programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Recently, two of those three PLCs, a Sattcon PLC controlling the Sulzer liquefier and a Westinghouse PLC, were removed and all their control logic was merged into the remaining PLC, a Siemens T1555. This replacement was originally undertaken because the removed PLCs were obsolete and unsupported. However, there have been additional benefits from the replacement. The replacement of the RS-232 serial links between the graphical user interface and the PLCs with a high speed Ethernet link allows for real-time display and historical trending of nearly all the cryosystem's data. this has greatly increased the ability to troubleshoot problems with the system, and has permitted optimization of the cryogenic system's performance because of the increased system integration. To move the control logic of the Sattcon control loops into the T1555, an extensive modification of the basic PID control was required. These modifications allow for better control of the control loops and are now being incorporated in other control loops in the system.

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  • 20th IEEE/NPSS SYMPOSIUM ON FUSION ENGINEERING, SAN DIEGO, CA (US), 10/14/2003--10/17/2003; Other Information: TO BE PUBLISHED IN FUSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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  • Report No.: GA-A24468
  • Grant Number: AC03-99ER54463
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 823613
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HOLTROP,K.L; ANDERSON,P.M & MAUZEY,P.S. IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CRYOGENIC CONTROL SYSTEM ON DIII-D, article, October 1, 2003; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc788894/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.