Engineering Calculations and Preparation for Manufacturing of ITER Equatorial Port #11

Yu S. Sulyaev, E. V. Alexandrov, A. V. Burdakov, M. V. Ivantsivskiy, Yu N. Zemlyanskiy, K. V. Pischinskiy, S. R. Sharafeeva, S. V. Shiyankov, E. A. Noryshev, A. B. Porotnikov, A. A. Shoshin, A. N. Ivanova, M. V. Klimenko, A. B. Smirnov, A. A. Pozhilov, I. D. Kirienko, V. S. Modestov

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The current integration state of ITER Equatorial Port #11 (EP#11) is described. This port is the first plasma port and thus the integration phase is close to the final stage. The new modular design of neutron shielding is implemented in the Diagnostic shielding modules' (DSM) construction to achieve the maximum shielding efficiency within the weight restrictions and keeping fully operable the tenant diagnostics systems. The same approach was applied to Interspace structure frame design to allow the safe hand-on maintenance near the highly activated components. The current iteration of the engineering calculations, including the neutron transport and shutdown dose rate (SDDR), thermohydraulics, electromagnetics, seismic, and structure integrity calculations, showed that the current design of EP#11 satisfy all ITER requirements. The special metalworking, welding, and various other technologies are tested during the process of preparation for the manufacturing of ITER EP#11. Production technologies of the full-size DSM mock-up and various elements of its infrastructure were tested. The multizoned clean area assembly hall for the final assembly is close to getting completed and the testing of vacuum items has to be sent to ITER.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9068482
Pages (from-to)1631-1636
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • ITER plasma diagnostics
  • port-plug fabrication
  • port-plug mechanical engineering




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