A coil test facility for the cryogenic tests of the JT-60SA TF coils

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  • M. Chantant
  • L. Genini
  • P. Bayetti
  • F. Millet
  • M. Wanner
  • A. Della Corte
  • F. Ardelier-Desage
  • V. Catherine-Dumont
  • A. Dael
  • P. Decool
  • A. Donati
  • J.L. Duchateau
  • P. Garibaldi
  • S. Girard
  • J.C. Hatchressian
  • P. Fejoz
  • P. Jamotton
  • L. Jourdheuil
  • F.P. Juster
  • O. Kuster
  • P. Lebourg
  • F. Leroux
  • F. Molinie
  • B. Renard
  • P. Reynaud
  • T. Schild
  • P. Spuig
  • S. Turtu
  • L. Veillard
  • C. Walter

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In the framework of the Broader Approach Activities, the EU will deliver to Japan the 18 superconducting coils, which constitute the JT-60SA Toroidal field magnet. These 18 coils, manufactured by France and Italy, will be cold tested before shipping to Japan. For this purpose, the European Joint Undertaking for ITER, the Development of Fusion Energy (“Fusion for Energy”, F4E) and the European Voluntary Contributors are collaborating to design and set-up a coil test facility (CTF) and to perform the acceptance test of the 18 JT-60SA Toroidal Field (TF) coils. The test facility is designed to test one coil at a time at nominal current and cryogenic temperature. The test of the first coil of each manufacturer includes a quench triggered by increasing the temperature. The project is presently in the detailed design phase.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-564
Journalfusion engineering and design
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • JT-60SA, Superconducting coil, Electrical and cryogenics tests, Testfacility

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