22-27 September 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver
Canada/Pacific timezone

Mon-Af-Po1.17-02 [54]: Cold Testing of ITER Toroidal Field Winding Packs

23 Sep 2019, 14:30
Level 2 Posters 2

Level 2 Posters 2

Poster Presentation Mon-Af-Po1.17 - Fusion III: ITER


Eckhard Theisen (Babcock Noell)


The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is an international project aimed to build a fusion reactor using a magnetic confinement (Tokamak) for the high-energy plasma. This magnetic confinement it created by a set of various very large superconducting coils, mainly round poloidal field (PF) coils (upto 24 m wide) and D-shaped toroidal field (TF) coils (as high as 16m). The ITER machine utilises 18 TF coils in total, which are composed of a 100 tons winding pack (WP) enclosed in a 200 tons coil case (CC), each. F4E commissioned the insertion of the WP into the CC and subsequent closure welding to SIMIC. Before inserting the WP in the CC, the WP is cold tested at 80K. This cold testing process including all necessary equipment has been subcontracted from SIMIC to NOELL.
This document presents the design and manufacture of the cold testing equipment as well as status of execution and first results of the TF WP cold testing.

Primary authors

Eckhard Theisen (Babcock Noell) Dr Wolfgang Walter (Bilfinger Noell GmbH) Piergiorgio Aprili (Fusion for Energy) Boris Bellesia (fusion for energy) Alessandro Bonito oliva (F4E) Mr Paolo Barbero (Simic spa) Mr Marco Bolla (Simic spa) Mr Friedhelm Herzog (Messer GmbH) Mr Thomas Kutz (Messer GmbH) Katrin Heyn (Bilfinger Noell GmbH) Martin Krichler (Bilfinger Noell GmbH) Holger Scheller (Bilfinger Noell GmbH) Achim Sendner (Bilfinger Noell GmbH)

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