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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 7, 2405048 (2012)

Regular Articles

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 and Kazuo NAKAMURA1)
Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu, 610041, China
Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan
(Received 1 December 2011 / Accepted 4 March 2012 / Published 07 June 2012)


In addition to the real time plasma magnetic 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.


EPICS, process control, HL-2A

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.7.2405048


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Fan XIA, Li PAN, Li ZHAO, Wei PAN, Xiao SONG, Xinyi LI, Chuan WANG, Jintao LAN, Liaoyuan CHEN and Kazuo NAKAMURA, Plasma Fusion Res. 7, 2405048 (2012).