INITIAL OPERATION OF THE 1.8K TORE SUPRA CRYOGENIC SYSTEM
The commissioning of the Tore Supra cryogenic system has been accomplished in three steps. First, tests of the helium refrigerator alone started in October 1986 and were completed in February 1987. Secondly, the interconnecting cryogenic lines between the refrigerator and the three satellites around the torus were functionally tested during May 1987 to July 1987. The last step, i.e. the toroidal magnet first cooldown, was achieved in March 1988. The problems encountered during these major phases and the induced modification of the system are discussed. Also presented are the performance data which confirm the expected operational characteristics of the Tore Supra cryogenic system.
Bibliographic Reference: PAPER PRESENTED: 12TH INTERNATIONAL CRYOGENIC ENGINEERING CONFERENCE, SOUTHAMPTON (GB), JULY 12-15, 1988 AVAILABLE FROM COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, DG XIII-C-3, L-2920 LUXEMBOURG AS PAPER EN 34087 ORA
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Record Number: 1989128005500 / Last updated on: 1990-11-09
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