A division director at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will discuss heating, fueling, and cooling the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project at ORNL during a Tuesday meeting in Oak Ridge.
The lunchtime meeting featuring Hans Vogel will be hosted by Friends of ORNL.
This will be the second in a series of three talks on the U.S. ITER project. The next one on May 13 will feature Graeme Murdoch.
During the Tuesday talk, Vogel, who is the ORNL Nuclear Systems division director, will discuss the Tokamak cooling water system, ion cyclotron transmission lines, electron cyclotron transmission lines, pellet injection system, disruption mitigation system, and the tokamak exhaust processing system. These systems are valued at more than $500 million, a press release said.
The meeting will be held in the University of Tennessee Resource Center, which is located at 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
For more information, maps, or directions go to www.fornl.info or contact Connor Matthews at (865) 482-2382 or (865) 705-5890.
The United States has joined with China, the European Union, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation in an international collaboration to construct and operate ITER, a full-scale, 500-megawatt experimental fusion device. ITER will be constructed at Cadarache, France, and is expected to be completed within 10 years. The U.S. contributions to ITER are a Department of Energy Office of Science project that includes the consisting of procurement of hardware, assignment of personnel (U.S. engineers and scientists) to the ITER site in Cadarache, and cash contributions to the ITER Organization for the U.S. share of common expenses such as personnel, infrastructure, assembly, and installation, the press release said. The U.S.-supplied hardware includes contributions in the areas of magnets, blankets, diagnostics, tritium processing, ion cyclotron and electron cyclotron heating and current drive systems, pellet fueling, and more conventional systems such as cooling water and electrical power systems.
Vogel has more than 20 years of progressive experience working in technical, operations, management, and project capacities in the nuclear field. He served at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as the senior project manager for the Strategic Projects Division.
Vogel is a certified project management professional (PMP) and has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Nevada-Reno and a master’s in environmental engineering from Washington State University.
The New Yorker magazine published a story on ITER on March 3 titled “A Star in a Bottle.” It was written by Raffi Khatchadourian.
Tuesday’s meeting starts at 11 a.m. with socializing and coffee, lunch at 11:30 a.m. (catered by the Soup Kitchen, the cost is $8), and the hour-long lecture at noon.