Completion of the ITER toroidal field model coil
In the scope of the ITER EDA a Toroidal Field Model Coil (TFMC) has been manufactured accompanied by a thorough Quality Assurance (QA) test programme. This large superconducting coil has been conceptually designed by the ITER European Home Team (EUHT) and manufactured by European industry. The coil is being completed and will be tested by the Forschungscentrum Karlsruhe in spring 2001. The race track shaped winding is made of a cable-in-conduit conductor in a circular 316LN stainless steel jacket. From this conductor five double pancake (DP) modules were fabricated. Results of conductor and DP manufacture were already present at previous conferences and are therefore only summarised here. The paper concentrates on the subsequent manufacturing steps, namely the stacking of the DP modules, the insulation and impregnation of the winding pack, the outer joint manufacture by electron beam welding, the assembly of the winding pack with the stainless steel case, the mounting of the helium pipes, the sensors and the busbars. To assemble the coil into the TOSKA facility and to fit it to the EU-LCT coil a heavy Inter-Coil Structure (ICS) has been built, in which the TFMC will rest on four wedges.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Fusion Engineering and Design, 58-59 (2001) 159-164
Record Number: 200214334 / Last updated on: 2002-02-12
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