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the Result is expected, although the situation is not standard. This time, due to the introduction of epidemiological limitations, testing of complex and critical equipment were carried out on the factory remote: representatives of the Russian Agency for ITER (from Moscow) and the International ITER organization (from outside Russia) followed the control tests on the broadcasts.

the head of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of the “GEEK” Eugene Tay noted that the decision of the customer in a team regarded as a sign of increasing confidence in the quality and reliability of the created equipment: “the Acceptance of our systems from time to time occurs with a lot of confidence”.

According to the Director, made in Nizhny Novgorod fourth gyrotronic system for ITER has been pre-factory testing in November 2019, a benchmark test with the inspection part was planned in August-September 2020.

“But since preliminary tests showed high reliability, we asked the International ITER organization to conduct the final tests in June – said Eugene Tay. Received the positive results give us a temporary basis for testing fifth deliverable of the complex.”

At the Russian Agency for ITER explained that constructed in France, the first of its kind for the International thermonuclear experimental reactor requires 24 gyrotron. Eight of them should be produced in Russia in accordance with the supply agreement. We fit into the overall schedule: the first pair of Russian gyrotron complexes together with the regulating equipment should be delivered to the installation site in mid-2021.

Gyrotrons for ITER, must have unique characteristics: the frequency of 170 GHz at a power of 1 MW and pulse length up to 1000 seconds. The idea of the gyrotron as a microwave-generator was proposed in the 60-ies of the last century. A great contribution to the development of these devices made by the Soviet physicists and engineers, including staff of the Institute of applied physics RAS (Nizhny Novgorod) and the specialists of “GEEK”. Our country and today occupies a leading position.

And in respect of its obligations to the international ITER project, Russia demonstrates exemplary discipline and sets an example to other States parties. In April-may this year, despite quarantine restrictions, Scientific research Institute of electrophysical apparatus (this is St. Petersburg) was poisoned at the usual address in France some trucks with equipment. To construction site of fusion reactor has been delivered to the busbar coils poloidal field, Central solenoid, correction coils and supports for mounting bus bars, beams, resistors…

Outlineindustrial equipment, said the Russian Agency for ITER, very costly, and one of the most difficult in ITER, and its production is fully included into our area of responsibility.

Recall that in addition to Russia in the international “campaign for the fusion” (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, is being built near the research center of Cadarache in the South of France) involved the European Union, India, China, USA, South Korea and Japan. This is the first large-scale attempt to show the possibility of using fusion reaction for producing energy on an industrial scale.