Maturation of critical technologies for the DEMO balance of plant systems Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2022

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 16


  • 113096


  • 179

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0920-3796

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-7196


  • The Pre-Concept Design (PCD) of the Balance of Plant (BoP) systems of the EU-DEMO power plant is described in this paper for both breeding blanket (BB) concepts under assessment, namely the Water Cooled Lithium Lead (WCLL) BB and the Helium Cooled Pebble Bed (HCPB) BB. Moreover, the results of a preliminary evaluation of a number of BoP variants are discussed.

    This paper outlines the steps of the BoP design development, highlighting the project objectives and the strategy for their achievement under the very challenging requirements which include, among others, the intermittent nature of the DEMO plasma heat source.

    The main achievements during the PCD Phase will be reported together with the development plan for the Concept Design (CD) Phase to reach a mature (feasible) BoP concept for DEMO.


  • Renewable Energies


  • demo; balance of plant; wcll bb; hcpb bb; steam generator; power conversion system