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Design of ITER TF Magnet Cryostat Feeder Through

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T. Zhou, Y. Song

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China

Paper No. ICONE18-29625, pp. 559-564; 6 pages
  • 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering: Volume 6
  • Xi’an, China, May 17–21, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4934-7
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) TF feeder systems convey the cryogenic supply and electrical power to the TF coils. The Cryostat Feed-through (CFT) includes the straight feeder part from the cryostat wall to the S-Bend Box (SBB). It is the bottleneck of the feeders. The huge Lorentz-force is a challenge for the CFT design. So the reasonable distribution and structural design of the internal and external supports are important. The CFT include the cold (cryogenic) to warm (room temperature) transitions. It is highly integrated with the cryo-pipes, the busbars, the superconductor joints, the thermal radiation shield and the instrumentation pipes and so on. The cryogenic and electrical requirements, the vacuum and mechanical requirements, and so on are considered when the CFT is designed. This paper presents the functional requirements on the TF CFT, gives its structure. The supports are designed and arrayed according to their mechanical or thermal function separately to stand the huge mechanical loads and isolate the conducting heat load from room temperature respectively. The assembly scheme is also described. Mid-joint and cryostat joint are designed to give the facility for the assembly on location. The mechanical analysis result shows the stress in the stainless steel and G10 material both are within the materials stress safety margin. The heat load to the cryogenic pipes and busbars are also less than the requirement 15W. Transient thermal analysis of global feeder model indicates that 32 days are needed for the feeder components to cool down to the required condition.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Magnets , Design



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