ITER magnets are in the final phases of production and are preparing for the upcoming assembly challenges. The ITER magnet team has expressed the need for close-range support labs in order to perform qualification tests, procedure tuning, mockup testing, site acceptance tests, as well as training of assembly staff and logistics management. In the framework of its general support to the ITER project, CEA’s Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research proposed a support structure in line with this need on CEA Cadarache premises. In July 2014, the MIFI agreement (Magnet Infrastructure Facilities for ITER) was signed between ITER organization and CEA. It led to the creation of four laboratories and a storage area dedicated to magnet instrumentation components. This paper gives a general description of the work organization in MIFI, and describes the main ongoing activities with specific focuses on critical qualification activities like high-voltage testing and diagnostic of Glass–Kapton–Glass resin impregnated insulation and the scale 1 mock-up and test of the intermediate outer intercoil structure assembly procedure.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering