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Russia has forwarded 85 tons of aluminium busbars to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor in France

Russia has forwarded 85 tons of aluminium busbars to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor in France

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Date : Oct 05, 2017 01:52 PM

Busbars will feed power to the tokamak

About 85 tons of aluminum components were sent from St. Petersburg to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in France. Busbar is the sizeable, water-cooled component, that will feed power to ITER’s superconducting magnet coils.

The cargo includes aluminum switching devices designed in the Efremov Research Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA), the ITER press service told. Switching devices are designed for the extraction of energy from the magnet system to tokamak coils and compose the core part of the electrotechnical equipment. In total, about 5.4 km of busbars with a total weight exceeding 500 tonnes will be delivered to France. From Russia the equipment is delivered by sea to Germany, and then by road to France.

ITER is an international nuclear fusion research and engineering megaproject, which will be the world’s largest magnetic confinement plasma physics experiment. It is an experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactor that is being built next to the Cadarache facility in southern France. The project is funded and run by seven member entities—the European Union, India, Japan, China, Russia, South Korea, and the United States.

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