The initial design of process control system based on EPICS for HL-2A & HL-2M

Fan Xia, Li Pan, Li Zhao, Wei Pan, Xiao Song, Xinyi Li, Chuan Wang, Jintao Lan, Liaoyuan Chen, Kazuo Nakamura

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In addition to the real time plasmamagnetic and kinetic control, process control is also very important for the operation of a Tokamak. Process control aims at the normal control of the plant systems including information sharing, schema of the Tokamak operation, and alarm handling. A new tokamak named "HL-2M" will be built during the next four years and many conceptual designs for the operation of the new device might be validated on HL-2A, which is currently running at SWIP Chengdu, China. For those purposes, we select the EPICS as the basis for the process control system of HL-2A. Some user interface, data management, and development tools are adopted such as control system studio (CSS), MS SQL Server, Matlab, LabVIEW, VC++, and Java. In this study, we will describe the initial design of the whole HL-2A/HL-2M process control system and its related achievements in HL-2A.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2405048
JournalPlasma and Fusion Research
Issue numberSPL.ISS.1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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