The first batch of the bimetal pedestals of the ITER Blanket modules electric connectors shipped to the ITER Organization from the Dollezhal Institute (NIKIET) in Moscow.
10 bimetal pedestals of the ITER Blanket modules electric connectors shipped to the IO from NIKIET November 10, 2020. This was the first delivery of the Russian elements of this system.
Pedestals of the Blanket modules electrical Straps belong to the ITER in-vessel components of the Blanket system. Located on the inner wall of the machine’s vacuum vessel, bimetal pedestals are being manufactured by the Dollezhal Institute in cooperation with the Kompozit, JSC.
Further on, at the machine assembly stage, Blanket modules electrical Straps (also developed by the Dollezhal Institute) will be installed to the pedestals. Electrical Straps protect the Blanket modules bindings and pipelines from extra electro-magnetic loads and ohmic heating.
Electrical Strap pedestals are the first delivery fabricated by the NIKIET in the framework of the ITER joint implementation. Importance of the pedestals in-time procurement is presupposed by necessity to install them inside the machine’s vacuum vessel before the First Plasma in 2025.
Procurement Agreement for delivery of Blanket module Connectors between the IO and the Russian ITER DA was signed in 2014. All in all, Russia is obliged to procure more than 1000 pedestals of the Blanket modules electrical Straps.
The first batch of the pedestals is expected to be delivered to the point of destination in France by the end of this year.