Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp 1489–1496 | Cite as

Fault Diagnosis of HCCB TES for ITER Based on Functional Modeling

  • Yinlong Xu
  • Dagui Wang
  • Jin Wang
  • Jiaqun Wang
  • Liqin Hu
  • Zhiyi Yang
Original Research


China has designed a test blanket system (TBS) based on helium cooled ceramic breeder (HCCB) test blanket module (TBM) for international thermonuclear experimental reactor (ITER). Since the system is complicated, it is so difficult to achieve the safety and stability requirement of TBS under operating condition that a real time fault diagnosis system need to be developed. This survey proposes a novel fault diagnosis method based on functional modeling, which can satisfy the safety and stability requirement of TBS. After giving a brief description of HCCB tritium extraction system (TES) that is one of the TBM’s ancillary systems, the paper presents the fault diagnosis method based on functional modeling by using multilevel flow modeling in detail. Then the TES is modeled and analyzed using this novel method. At last, a conclusion is drawn illustrating that this novel method is suitable for HCCB TBS and ITER.


Fault diagnosis Multilevel flow modeling Tritium extraction system ITER 



This work was supported by the National Special Program for ITER (Nos. 2014GB112001, 2014GB116000 and 2015GB116000), the Informatizational Special Projects of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. XXH12504-1-09), and the Foundation of President of Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (No. YZJJ201327). The authors express appreciation and gratitude for the other members of FDS team. Thanks for their contribution to this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yinlong Xu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dagui Wang
    • 1
  • Jin Wang
    • 1
  • Jiaqun Wang
    • 1
  • Liqin Hu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhiyi Yang
    • 3
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Neutronics and Radiation Safety, Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety TechnologyChinese Academy of SciencesHefeiChina
  2. 2.University of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina
  3. 3.Nuclear and Radiation Safety CenterMinistry of Environmental ProtectionBeijingChina

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