In the MITICA research program for the construction of the ITER Neutral Beam Injector prototype, a Laboratory for the investigation on high voltage holding in vacuum has been set up. This Laboratory - HVPTF: High Voltage Padova Test Facility - is presently capable of experiments up to 300 kV dc, and planned for the upgrade to 800 kV. The specific mission for this ancillary lab is the support to the electrostatic design and construction of the MITICA accelerator and the development and testing of HV components to be installed inside the MITICA accelerator during its operation. The paper describes the structure of the lab, characterized by a high degree of automation and reports the results of the commissioning at 300 kV and the first results of voltage holding between test electrodes. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All Rights Reserved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering
De Lorenzi, A., Pilan, N., Lotto, L., Fincato, M., Pesavento, G., & Gobbo, R. (2011). HVPTF-The high voltage laboratory for the ITER Neutral Beam test facility. Fusion Engineering and Design, 86(6-8), 742 - 745. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2011.03.117