First ITER Magnet Component Developed and Ready to Ship
count: [2017-07-28]

 The manufacture of the first ITER magnet component PF4 cryostat feeder through, is completed at the Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and will be delivered to ITER international organization in August.

 More than forty scientists and engineers from ITER IO, F4E, China DA and all the MRA members of TF ICF &PRVR, including  Delong LUO, DG CNDA, and Johannes Schwemmer, director of F4E and EUDA, witnessed this milestone on morning of July 26. ITER DG Bernard Bigot sent his “warmest and heartfelt congratulations” to the “single team” of ITER IO, CNDA and ASIPP.

 Arnard Devred, section leader of ITER IO magnet division, making 53 trips in ten years in his “journey to the East”, voiced his “great sense of pride” in the success at the ceremony.

 Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the teams of ITER Organization, Chinese Domestic Agency and of ASIPP and its suppliers, many world-class technical difficulties have been overcome. The resistance of the superconducting joint has reached 0.2 nΩ, representing world leading level and will greatly mitigate risks and prevent deleterious incidents during ITER operation.

 Weighing over 1,600 tons and having more than 60,000 parts, this magnet feeder system consists of 31 different feeders, each being 30~50 meters long. The design of the 10,000-ampere level HTS current lead that features the advantages of high current carrying capacity, low heat load and long loss of flow accident safety time will greatly reduce the operation cost and the investment for the cryogenic system.

 “This is only the beginning of the feeder production”, just as Bigot wrote, but a “good sign”.

  

  Cryostat Feeder through for PF4

  

  Delivery Ceremony

  

  Director Delong LUO of CNDA Giving a Speech

  

  Arnard Devred,Section Leader of ITER IO Magnet Division Giving a Speech

  

  ASIPP Deputy Director General Yuntao SONG Hosting the Ceremony