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eprp.pdf2014-08-10 07:17:25Hossam Gabbar

Advanced Safety Analysis and Functional Modelling for Dense Plasma Experimentation in UOIT

Author: Hossam A. Gabbar
Requested Type: Poster Only
Submitted: 2014-06-23 15:57:25

Co-authors: D. Bondarenko, S. Elgriw

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University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario   12345
Canada

Abstract Text:
Over past one and a half years University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has been involved in research of plasma science and development of scientific equipment for studies of plasma in collaboration with Hydrogen Omni Power Energy (HOPE) Innovations Inc and the STERN Labs. A feasibility study conducted at UOIT on current plasma technologies and configuration proposed by HOPE Innovations lead to a collaboration of UOIT and HOPE, to further investigate properties of plasma for energy generation. The cooperation of STERN Labs and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) provided with solid results of plasma behaviour under a proposed methodology. Methods for plasma simulation, radiation detection, control systems, and cooling were evaluated and chosen in preparation for the experimental stage at UOIT.
The procedure to install the experimental setup was founded on principle of safety by identifying different risks associated with running the experiment. Many scenarios had to be considered before the experimental work, due to possible occurrence of faults, which have to be mitigated. There are some of the most common issues possible in the dense plasma (DP) research. In order to apply the precautions, the safety systems have to be redundant, independent and applied to multiple layers. The long-term plan of implementing the fault prevention strategies in the DP research is to make safety procedures and strategies for controlling runaway reactions and instabilities.
The experimental setup involves the use of two plasma torches controlled by computers to create a plasma field in the area between them known as the plasma space. The temperature distribution between the plasma torches was measured to identify the characteristics of the plasma. The analysis and understanding of the experiment was performed to validate the existing experimental settings and the

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Workshop on Exploratory Topics in Plasma and Fusion Research (EPR) and US-Japan Compact Torus (CT) Workshop
August 5-8, 2014
Madison, Wisconsin

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