In the context of the ITER contract "ITER/CT/07/219-200 kV Stored Energy Tests", electrical breakdown tests have been performed in vacuum with a stored energy of up to 425 J. The experiments have been conceived and performed with the collaboration of Consorzio RFX. The tests are being performed in the 1 MV test facility at IRFM, CEA-Cadarache. They should simulate the conditions that will be found in the ITER Neutral Beam accelerator, at 200 kV. This paper presents the set-up of the test bed, the choice of critical components, the diagnostic equipments and the results obtained with 200 kV applied on the anode electrode. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Villecroze, F., Christin, L., De Esch, H. P. L., Simonin, A., Pesce, A., & De Lorenzi, A. (2011). Study of large gap 200 kV breakdowns in vacuum with high stored energy for ITER neutral beam accelerator. Fusion Engineering and Design, 86(6-8), 750 - 753. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2011.01.100