25 July 2016
Major JT-60SA magnet component arrives in Japan
F4E’s Technical Officers A. Cardella & L. Novello stand by the first JT-60SA TF coil in Japan
first Toroidal Field (TF) coil
has arrived from Europe to the JT-60SA site in Naka, Japan, where its assembly will soon begin. After the coil’s successful fabrication and testing, even its transportation has been somewhat of an achievement, in consideration of the component size: second only to those currently being fabricated for ITER, they are 8 metres high, 5 metres wide, and 33 tonnes heavy.
The TF Coils are the backbone of the JT-60SA machine, one of the three projects covered in the
Broader Approach Agreement
between Europe and Japan. They are large "D" shaped superconducting magnets whose main task will be to create the main magnetic field needed to confine the plasma.
In total, an additional 19 voyages are planned to carry the remaining TF coils for the tokamak and their two spares to Japan.
Unloading the TF coil upon its arrival in Japan
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