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Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya
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Progress in the Design and Manufacture of High Vacuum Components for ITER

Oct 15, 2014, 2:00 PM
4h 45m
Green 8-9 (Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya)

Green 8-9

Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Poster Poster 4


Mr Carlo Sborchia (ITER Organization)


ITER is a large experimental tokamak device being built to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion power. The main scope of this paper is to report the status of the design and manufacturing activities of two major ITER components, the ITER Vacuum Vessel (VV) and the Cryostat. Both components will provide the necessary high-vacuum required in the case of the VV for plasma operation and confinement and to allow for cooldown of the superconducting magnets to cryogenic temperature (Cryostat). The design of the two systems has been developed by the ITER Organization (IO) with the support of many R&D activities carried out by the Parties and is almost complete. Procurement Arrangements (PAs) with four Domestic Agencies (DAs) have been signed to develop the manufacturing design and manufacture the components of these systems. Some detailed design on specific components still needs to be completed. Manufacturing contracts have been placed in 2010-2012 with many preparation and qualification activities. The production of the full-scale VV sectors and cryostat sections has started in the four DAs with the procurement of base materials and manufacture of mock-ups or full-scale components. Realistic manufacturing schedules are being consolidated and the presently expected completion dates will also be reported in this paper.
Paper Number FIP/1-6Ra
Country or International Organisation ITER Organization, France

Primary author

Mr Carlo Sborchia (ITER Organization)


Alexander Alekseev (ITER Organization) Angel Bayon (Fusion for Energy) Anil Bhardwaj (ITER India) Benoit Giraud (ITER Organization) Bharat Doshi (ITER Organization) Caipin Zhou (ITER Organization) Chang ho Choi (ITER Organization) Evgeny Kuzmin (Efremov Institute) Girish Gupta (ITER India) Guillaume Vitupier (ITER Organization) H.J. Hahn (NFRI) H.S. Kim (NFRI) Igor Sekachev (ITER Organization) Jens Reich (ITER Organization) Jeong Woo Sa (ITER Organization) Jigar Raval (ITER India) Patrick Vertongen (ITER Organization) Petr Savrukhin (ITER Kurchatov) Philippe Jucker (Fusion for Energy) Raval Pathak (ITER India) Sergey Fabritsiev (Efremov Institute) Vladimir Barabash (ITER Organization) Yuri Utin (ITER Organization)

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