OPERATION OF THE MAGNET POWER SUPPLIES. RELIABILITY AND IMPROVEMENTS
The JET Magnet Power Supply Scheme includes a combination of flywheel generator-diode rectifiers and mains driven transformer-thyristor rectifiers for the supply of energy to the coils and a switching network with air blast circuit breakers and commutating resistors for inducing the high voltage required for the plasma initiation. They have now been in operation for three years. During this period a set of information on the reliability of various power supply equipments under pulsed operation has been obtained. For each equipment is given a list of faults, indicating potential weaknesses, as well as the remedies and the improvements that have been applied. The Magnet Power Supplies have at present, on average, 6-8 different faults per week with approximately three of them leading to loss of operating time.
Bibliographic Reference: 14TH SOFT CONFERENCE, AVIGNON (FRANCE), SEPT. 8-12, 1986 VOL. 1, PP. 883-890 1895 P., 1986, VOL. 1 AND VOL. 2, ISBN 0 08 034935 8 WRITE TO PERGAMON PRESS, HEADINGTON HILL HALL, OXFORD, OX3 0BW (UK), PRICE: UKL 220 (FOR BOTH VOLS.)
Record Number: 1989126041501 / Last updated on: 1989-01-01
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