Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS April Meeting 2022
Volume 67, Number 6
Saturday–Tuesday, April 9–12, 2022; New York
Session E05: New Nuclear Technologies
3:45 PM–5:33 PM,
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Sponsoring Unit: FIP
Chair: Alan Hurd, LANL
Abstract: E05.00001 : Overview and status of the ITER project
3:45 PM–4:21 PM
On the manufacturing front, the base and lower cylinder of the cryostat have been installed and welded together in the tokamak pit; the upper cylinder is complete and in storage. The first poloidal field (PF) coils were turned over to ITER; PF6 and PF5 have been installed, and four additional PF coils are completed or in advanced stages. The first two modules of the central solenoid were delivered, and five more modules in various stages of manufacturing. The first 10 of 18 toroidal field (TF) coils have been delivered to ITER site, starting in April 2020, and progress on the remaining TF coils is ongoing. The thermal shield sections have been delivered, and the lower cryostat thermal shield has been installed. The first vacuum vessel sector arrived onsite in August 2020, and was assembled together with two TF coils and a section of the vacuum vessel thermal shield, with tolerances of the order of half millimetre. It is now ready for being lifted to the tokamak pit. The second vacuum vessel sector is ready for pre-assembly.
Highlights from each of these areas (manufacturing, commissioning, tokamak assembly) will be presented along with the updated status and plans.
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