How should we test the ITER TF coils?
The international thermonuclear experimental reactor (ITER) toroidal field (TF) magnet system consists of 18 superconducting coils using a 68 kA Nb3Sn conductor. In order to guarantee the performances of these coils prior to their installation, the test of at least one prototype coil at liquid helium temperature and full current is required. The test of all coils in the two-coil test configuration, with successive charging of each coil to nominal current is recommended. This requires a large test facility.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Fusion Engineering and Design (2005), Volumes 75-79, Pages 81-85
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Record Number: 200718995 / Last updated on: 2007-04-02
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