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HV Transformers Confirmed Ready to Power Site

HV transformed installed for the steady state electrical network

HV transformed procured by the US were installed in 2015 at the ITER site. Photo: ITER Organization

October 2, 2018

For close to four weeks, the ITER CODAC team tested all the signals, confronting the figures that appeared on their screens to in-field observations and measurements. More than a thousand pieces of information were checked, and the signals confirmed that the HV transformers are ready for action for the site's steady state electrical network  when they are connected to the 400 kV French grid in support of ITER operations.

Procured by the US and manufactured by Hyundai in Korea, the massive 160-tonne SSEN transformers decrease the 400 kV voltage fed by the grid to the industrial standard of 22 kV. The transformers will provide the necessary power to the installation's plant systems and buildings. 

Source: ITER Newsline

Last Updated: October 2, 2018 - 4:34 pm