Development and management of tritium systems to support a formal design lifecycle.
This case study presents an investigation of the tritium integrated control systems associated with UKAEA’s STEP programme. The functional requirements of tritium handling, waste, recovery and management were identified, and an assessment on the technology feasibility of potential solutions was carried out. A concept design for the tritium fuel route was developed.
A key challenge in commercialisation of nuclear fusion for net energy gain is the development of tritium systems with low losses.