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Progress of JT-60SA Project; EU-JA joint efforts for assembly and fabrication of superconducting tokamak facilities and its research planning

Shirai, Hiroshi; Barabaschi, P.*; Kamada, Yutaka; JT-60SA Team

Fusion Engineering and Design, 109-111(Part B), p.1701 - 1708, 2016/11

 Times Cited Count:17 Percentile:5.18(Nuclear Science & Technology)

The JT-60SA Project has shown steady progress toward the first plasma in 2019. JT-60SA is a superconducting tokamak designed to operate in the break-even conditions for a long pulse duration with a maximum plasma current of 5.5 MA. Design and fabrication of JT-60SA components shared by EU and Japan started in 2007. Assembly in the torus hall started in January 2013, and welding work of the vacuum vessel sectors is currently on going on the cryostat base. Other components such as TF coils, PF coils, power supplies, cryogenic system, cryostat vessel, thermal shields and so forth were or are being delivered to Naka site for installation, assembly and commissioning. This paper gives technical progress on fabrication, installation and assembly of tokamak components and ancillary systems, as well as progress of JT-60SA Research Plan being developed jointly by EU and Japanese fusion communities.

JAEA Reports

Work and safety managements for on-site installation, commissioning, tests by EU of quench protection circuits for JT-60SA

Yamauchi, Kunihito; Okano, Jun; Shimada, Katsuhiro; Omori, Yoshikazu; Terakado, Tsunehisa; Matsukawa, Makoto; Koide, Yoshihiko; Kobayashi, Kazuhiro; Ikeda, Yoshitaka; Fukumoto, Masahiro; et al.

JAEA-Technology 2015-053, 36 Pages, 2016/03


The superconducting Satellite Tokamak machine "JT-60SA" under construction in Naka Fusion Institute is an international collaborative project between Japan (JA) and Europe (EU). The contributions for this project are based on the supply of components, and thus European manufacturer shall conduct the installation, commissioning and tests on Naka site. This means that Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) had a quite difficult issue to manage the works by European workers and their safety although there is no direct contract. This report describes the approaches for the work and safety managements, which were agreed with EU after the tough negotiation, and then the completed on-site works for Quench Protection Circuits (QPC) as the first experience for EU in JT-60SA project. With the help of these approaches by JAEA, the EU works for QPC were successfully completed with no accident, and a great achievement was made for both EU and JA.

Journal Articles

Analysis of maximum voltage transient of JT-60SA toroidal field coils in case of fast discharge

Novello, L.*; Cara, P.*; Coletti, A.*; Gaio, E.*; Maistrello, A.*; Matsukawa, Makoto; Philipps, G.*; Tomarchio, V.*; Yamauchi, Kunihito

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 26(2), p.4700507_1 - 4700507_7, 2016/03

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:62.92(Engineering, Electrical & Electronic)

Journal Articles

News from Broader Approach activities, 59

Hoshino, Kazuo; Matsunaga, Go; Okumura, Yoshikazu

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 92(2), p.146 - 147, 2016/02

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Journal Articles

Development of remote pipe welding tool for divertor cassettes in JT-60SA

Hayashi, Takao; Sakurai, Shinji; Sakasai, Akira; Shibanuma, Kiyoshi; Kono, Wataru*; Onawa, Toshio*; Matsukage, Takeshi*

Fusion Engineering and Design, 101, p.180 - 185, 2015/12

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:86.4(Nuclear Science & Technology)

Remote pipe welding tool accessing from inside pipe has been newly developed for JT-60SA. Remote handling (RH) system is necessary for the maintenance and repair of in-vessel components such as lower divertor cassettes in JT-60SA. Cooling pipes, which connects between the divertor cassette and the vacuum vessel with bellows are required to be cut and welded in the vacuum vessel by RH system. The available space for RH system is very limited inside the vacuum vessel, especially around the divertor cassettes. Thus, the cooling pipes are required to be cut and weld from the inside in the vacuum vessel. The inner diameter, thickness and material of the cooling pipe are 54.2 mm, 2.8 mm and SUS316L, respectively. An upper pipe connected to the divertor cassette has a jut on the edge to fill the gap between pipes. Owing to the jut and two-times welding, the welding tool achieved the maximum allowable gap of 0.7 mm.

Journal Articles

News from Broader Approach activities, 58

Hoshino, Kazuo; Matsunaga, Go; Okumura, Yoshikazu

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 91(12), p.802 - 803, 2015/12

Holding of the 17th IFERC Project Committee (PC), the 16th IFMIF/EVEDA-PC and the progress of the JT-60SA were reported. In the IFERC-PC, total 33 participated including Maisonnier chairperson, JA-EU committee, experts and project members. They reported the status of each activity, discussed the planning of project 2016 and revised plan, and concluded technical advice to the BA Steering Committee (SC). In the IFMIF/EVEDA-PC, total 27 participated including Takatsu chairperson, JA-EU committee, experts and project members. They reported the status of each activity, discussed the planning of project 2016 and revised plan, and the BA-SC recommended the endorsement of the new project plan. In the JT-60SA, a rotary crane for assembly of the troidal field coil has been installed. The disassembly of the constraint jigs of the vacuum vessel which completed 340$$^{circ}$$ assembly has been progressed. 6 high temperature superconductor current leads for the troidal field coils had been delivered from EU.

Journal Articles

Development of a high power wideband polarizer for electron cyclotron current drive system in JT-60SA

Saigusa, Mikio*; Oyama, Gaku*; Matsubara, Fumiaki*; Takii, Keita*; Sai, Takuma*; Kobayashi, Takayuki; Moriyama, Shinichi

Fusion Engineering and Design, 96-97, p.577 - 582, 2015/10

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:74.39(Nuclear Science & Technology)

A wideband polarizer has been developed for an ECCD system in JT-60SA. The groove depth of the mirrors installed in miter bends were optimized for two frequencies (110 GHz and 138 GHz) by numerical simulations. All surfaces of Poincare spheres were covered at both of the frequencies in low power test. The thermal stress of polarizer were estimated by the numerical simulations. The twister polarizer has been tested up to 0.24 MW during 3 s at 110 GHz.

Journal Articles

Development of magnetic sensors for JT-60SA

Takechi, Manabu; Matsunaga, Go; Sakurai, Shinji; Sasajima, Tadayuki; Yagyu, Junichi; Hoshi, Ryo*; Kawamata, Yoichi; Kurihara, Kenichi; JT-60SA Team; Nishikawa, T.*; et al.

Fusion Engineering and Design, 96-97, p.985 - 988, 2015/10

 Times Cited Count:5 Percentile:46.24(Nuclear Science & Technology)

Journal Articles

In-vessel coils for magnetic error field correction in JT-60SA

Matsunaga, Go; Takechi, Manabu; Sakurai, Shinji; Suzuki, Yasuhiro*; Ide, Shunsuke; Urano, Hajime

Fusion Engineering and Design, 98-99, p.1113 - 1117, 2015/10

 Times Cited Count:9 Percentile:24.84(Nuclear Science & Technology)

Journal Articles

Estimation of the lifetime of resin insulators against baking temperature for JT-60SA in-vessel coils

Sukegawa, Atsuhiko; Murakami, Haruyuki; Matsunaga, Go; Sakurai, Shinji; Takechi, Manabu; Yoshida, Kiyoshi; Ikeda, Yoshitaka

Fusion Engineering and Design, 98-99, p.2076 - 2079, 2015/10

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:86.4(Nuclear Science & Technology)

The JT-60SA project is a EU - JA satellite tokamak under Broader Approach in support of the ITER project. In-vessel coils are designed and assembled by JA. The resin-insulator is required to have a heat resistance against the baking temperature of vacuum vessel of $$sim$$200$$^{circ}$$C (40000 hour). Thus the assessment of the heat load is fundamental for the design of the coils. However, the estimation of the lifetime of resin-insulator under the high-temperature region has not been examined. In the present study, the estimation of the lifetime of seven candidate resin-insulators such as epoxy resin and cyanate-ester resin under the $$sim$$220$$^{circ}$$C temperature region have been performed for the current coils design. Weight reduction of the seven candidate insulators was measured at different heating times under 180$$^{circ}$$C, 200$$^{circ}$$C and 220$$^{circ}$$C environment using three thermostatic ovens, respectively. The reduction of the insulators has been used as input for Weibull-analysis towards Arrhenius-plot. Lifetime of the resins has been estimated for the first time at the high temperature region by the plot. Lifetime of the resin-insulators have been evaluated and discussed as well as the available temperature of the in-vessel coils.

Journal Articles

News from Broader Approach activities, 57

Hoshino, Kazuo; Matsunaga, Go; Okumura, Yoshikazu

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 91(10), p.700 - 701, 2015/10

The progress of IFMIF Prototype Accelerator in the IFERC site and the Satellite Tokamak (JT-60SA) project were reported. For the IFMIF Prototype Accelerator, two radio frequency (RF) sources of the RF quadrupole accelerator, seven high-voltage power supplies, and distribution cabinets were delivered from the CIEMAT institute in Spain and the installation was started. In the Satellite Tokamak project, the development for long term operation technique of the neutral beam injector has been achieved and thereby confirmed to be feasible for long term operation of JT-60SA. The 340$$^{circ}$$ torus assembly of vacuum vessel of the JT-60SA, which was started from May last year, has been completed. To send out information to the domestic community a major event in the BA activities.

Journal Articles

Present status of manufacturing and R&Ds for the JT-60SA tokamak

Higashijima, Satoru; Kamada, Yutaka; Barabaschi, P.*; Shirai, Hiroshi; JT-60SA Team

Fusion Science and Technology, 68(2), p.259 - 266, 2015/09

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:100(Nuclear Science & Technology)

Journal Articles

Progress and status of the gyrotron development for the JT-60SA ECH/CD system

Kobayashi, Takayuki; Sawahata, Masayuki; Terakado, Masayuki; Hiranai, Shinichi; Ikeda, Ryosuke; Oda, Yasuhisa; Wada, Kenji; Hinata, Jun; Yokokura, Kenji; Hoshino, Katsumichi; et al.

Proceedings of 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz 2015) (USB Flash Drive), 3 Pages, 2015/08

A gyrotron for electron cyclotron heating and current drive (ECH/CD) has been developed for JT-60SA (Super-Advanced). In high-power, long-pulse operations, oscillations of 1 MW/100 s have been demonstrated at both 110 GHz and 138 GHz, for the first time. These results fully satisfied the requirements for JT-60SA. Moreover, it was experimentally shown that the higher power operation at each frequency is expected to be acceptable for this gyrotron from the viewpoint of heat load at the cavity resonator, collector, and stray radiation absorbers. An oscillation at 82 GHz, which is an additional frequency, has been demonstrated up to 2 s at the output power of 0.4 MW, so far. High power experiments toward higher power of 1.5 MW (110/138 GHz) and 1 MW (82 GHz) are ongoing.

Journal Articles

News from Broader Approach activities, 56

Hoshino, Kazuo; Matsunaga, Go; Okumura, Yoshikazu

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 91(8), p.561 - 562, 2015/08

The new construction of Joint Research Building for the DEMO R&D at IFERC, progress of the IFMIF Prototype Accelerator and the Satellite Tokamak (JT-60SA) project were reported. The Joint Research Building processing the construction as a new place where carry out a part of project for the DEMO R&D in the rest of the BA activity period and it mainly consists of the laboratory/material testing room for the material evaluation and Be production room for handling of the metal beryllium. For the IFMIF Prototype Accelerator, completed the repairs and test run of the Interlock, successful of the continuity rated proton beam, then after setting of the radiation control area, successful production of the deuterium ion beam. For the JT-60SA, the installation of a Helium refrigerator which is one of the world's largest and a He buffer tank have been completed. The 4th Research Coordination meeting was held and they discussed the research plan and theme for the experiment proposal of JT-60SA.

Journal Articles

Analysis of tungsten transport in JT-60U plasmas

Shimizu, Yusuke*; Fujita, Takaaki*; Arimoto, Hideki*; Nakano, Tomohide; Hoshino, Kazuo; Hayashi, Nobuhiko

Plasma and Fusion Research (Internet), 10(Sp.2), p.3403062_1 - 3403062_4, 2015/07

Journal Articles

Advance in integrated modelling towards prediction and control of JT-60SA plasmas

Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Honda, Mitsuru; Shiraishi, Junya; Miyata, Yoshiaki; Wakatsuki, Takuma; Hoshino, Kazuo; Toma, Mitsunori; Suzuki, Takahiro; Urano, Hajime; Shimizu, Katsuhiro; et al.

Europhysics Conference Abstracts (Internet), 39E, p.P5.145_1 - P5.145_4, 2015/06

Journal Articles

Development of Terminal Joint and Lead Extension for JT-60SA Central Solenoid

Murakami, Haruyuki; Kizu, Kaname; Ichige, Toshikatsu; Furukawa, Masato; Natsume, Kyohei; Tsuchiya, Katsuhiko; Kamiya, Koji; Koide, Yoshihiko; Yoshida, Kiyoshi; Obana, Tetsuhiro*; et al.

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 25(3), p.4201305_1 - 4201305_5, 2015/06

 Times Cited Count:6 Percentile:56.2(Engineering, Electrical & Electronic)

JT-60U magnet system will be upgraded to the superconducting coils in the JT-60SA programme of the Broader Approach activities. Terminal joint of Central Solenoid (CS) is wrap type Nb$$_{3}$$Sn-NbTi joint used for connecting CS (Nb$$_{3}$$Sn) and current feeder (NbTi). The terminal joints are placed at the top and the bottom of the CS systems. CS modules located at middle position of CS system need the lead extension from the modules to the terminal joint. The joint resistance measurement of terminal joint was performed in the test facility of National Institute for Fusion Science. The joint resistance was evaluated by the operating current and the voltage between both ends of the terminal joint part. Test results met the requirement of JT-60SA magnet system. The structural analysis of the lead extension and its support structure was conducted to confirm the support design. In this paper, the results of resistance test of joint and the structural analysis results of lead extension are reported.

Journal Articles

Type tests of JT-60SA Fast Plasma Position Control Coil (FPPCC) power supplies

Zito, P.*; Lampasi, A.*; Novello, L.*; Matsukawa, Makoto; Shimada, Katsuhiro; Portesine, M.*; Fasce, F.*; Cinarelli, D.*; Dorronsoro, A.*; Vian, D.*

Proceedings of IEEE 15th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (IEEE-EEEIC 2015), p.156 - 160, 2015/06

Journal Articles

News from Broader Approach activities, 55

Hoshino, Kazuo; Matsunaga, Go; Okumura, Yoshikazu

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 91(6), p.430 - 431, 2015/06

Holding of the 16th BA Steering Committee and progress of the Satellite Tokamak (JT-60SA) project were reported. There were 33 participants for the 16th BA Steering Committee, including 3 committee members and 10 specialists from EU, 4 committee and 11 specialists from JP, each project leaders and project committee chair persons, and they approved for update of the 2014 Annual Report and the Work Plan of IFMIF/EVEDA, the IFERC and the Satellite Tokamak project. In the construction of JT-60SA, the component carry-in from EU and the assembly has been progressed steadily in JP. To announce for these progressing, a ceremony was held and 200 people concerned in EU-JP attended. The 22nd JT-60SA Technical Coordination Meeting was held. 73 people EU-JP joined and had discussion regarding the design, status of production, examination of assembly and the integrate operation in the future. To send out information to the domestic community a major event in the BA activities.

Journal Articles

News from Broader Approach activities, 54

Ishii, Yasutomo; Matsunaga, Go; Okumura, Yoshikazu

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 91(4), p.296 - 297, 2015/04

Holding of the IFMIF/EVEDA Project Committee, IFERC Project Committee and IFERC-CSC Workshop and progress of the JT-60SA were reported. For the 15th IFMIF/EVEDA-PC, 31 were present and they discussed project plan etc. and concluded technical advice to the BA Steering Committee. For the 16th IFERC-PC, 32 were present and they discussed the 2014 annual report and revision of project plan and concluded technical advice to the BA-SC. For the IFERC-CSC Workshop, 39 Domestic Researcher were attended and they reported the result of each project and exchanged views in utilizing CSC. In the JT-60SA, in parallel with the vacuum vessel assembly, preparation of the peripheral equipment and related building have been progressed steadily. To send out information to the domestic community a major event in the BA activities.

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