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PF Coils building alarms now integrated into CODAC

Jorge Villaneuva Cuenda, of the F4E CODAC team, demonstrates the integrated alarm system to IO CODAC staff and contractors. (Click to view larger version...)
Jorge Villaneuva Cuenda, of the F4E CODAC team, demonstrates the integrated alarm system to IO CODAC staff and contractors.
On 2 October, the European Domestic Agency Fusion for Energy (F4E) and the ITER Organization have successfully concluded the first site acceptance test of the Control, Data, Access and Communication (CODAC) integration of the Poloidal Field Coils Winding Facility controller.

Due to the impressive size and weight of the poloidal field coils, ranging from 10 to 24 metres and weighing up to 400 tonnes, a specific building was constructed to assemble them on the ITER site.

The F4E CODAC team and the Site, buildings and power supplies project team worked together to achieve this result in collaboration with OMEGA and INEO.

Participants to the site acceptance test event that was held on 2 October in the vast PF Coils Building (Click to view larger version...)
Participants to the site acceptance test event that was held on 2 October in the vast PF Coils Building
The main objective of this activity was to integrate the local Poloidal Field Coils Winding Facility alarm monitoring system into the overall site alarm system which will be in place for the building construction activities over the next eight years.

The system handles more than 2,000 signals generated by the poloidal field coils building subsystems responsible for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, cooling water, heating water, electrical distribution, cranes and fire detection. Any alarm generated by those systems will be visible on any location through the CODAC network.

The excellent collaboration between the F4E and the ITER Organization CODAC teams, along with the technical support received from ITER towards the development of the poloidal field coils building interface, made this joint initiative a success.


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