Completion of the ITER toroidal field model coil

R.K. Maix, H. Fillunger, F. Hurd, E. Salpietro, N. Mitchell, P. Libeyre, P. Decool, A. Ulbricht, G. Zahn, A. Della Corte, M. Ricci, D. Bresson, A. Bourquard, F. Baudet, B. Schellong, E. Theisen, N. Valle

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In the scope of the ITER EDA a Toroidal Field Model Coil (TFMC) has been manufactured accompanied by a thorough Quality Assurance (QA) test program. 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 at the Forschungszentrum 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 presented at previous conferences and are therefore only summarized 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. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159 - 164
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Maix, R. K., Fillunger, H., Hurd, F., Salpietro, E., Mitchell, N., Libeyre, P., ... Valle, N. (2001). Completion of the ITER toroidal field model coil. Fusion Engineering and Design, 58-59, 159 - 164.