Operational Experience of the JET Neutral Beam Actively Cooled Duct Liner and Implications for ITER Operations
We describe the operational experience of the JET actively cooled duct liner and compare it with the previous inertially cooled duct. The paper discusses the initial conditioning of the duct liner during restart commissioning and subsequent high power performance. The new duct was conditioned in 48 plasma pulses during its first time commissioning in only 35 plasma pulses subsequently. The inertial duct liner conditioning typically required 100 plasma pulses. In a well conditioned beamline for a 15MW beam pulse the duct liner temperature and pressure were observed to establish an equilibrium 5 seconds into the pulse and remain in a steady state to the end of the pulse. The observed behaviour is compared with the design basis predictions.