New technological solutions for the power supply system of the RFX toroidal circuit

V. Toigo, R. Piovan, L. Zanotto, A. Coffetti, M. Perna, F. Poletti, E. Rinaldi, G. Villa

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Abstract

The new power supply system of the RFX (Reversed Field eXperiment) toroidal field coils, is based on recent high power semiconductor components named IGCTs (Integrated Gate Commutated Thyristor). It represents the first application in a thermonuclear fusion experiment of a static power supply based on IGCTs. The paper reports a detailed description of the main devices and of the complete electric circuits, the provisions adopted to increase the plant safety and the solutions aimed at reducing the overcurrents in case of fault. © 2003 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event20th IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 03 - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …

Conference

Conference20th IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 03
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/03 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Toigo, V., Piovan, R., Zanotto, L., Coffetti, A., Perna, M., Poletti, F., ... Villa, G. (2003). New technological solutions for the power supply system of the RFX toroidal circuit. Paper presented at 20th IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 03, United States.