ITER Updates

2020 ITER Awards Ceremony
Video Credit: ITER Organization. Link to full ITER Video

Cryostat Manufacturing and Production Team won the
ITER First-of-a-Kind Component Team Award 2020
At the First ITER Virtual End of the Year Celebrations

Congratulations to the ITER Cryostat Team!!

About Cryostat: ITER Cryostat is an in-kind contribution from India. It is a 30 m tall and 30 m diameter outer vacuum shell of the ITER machine to insulate the machine and its components. It is a 54 piece puzzle manufactured by M/s L&T Hazira under the guidance of the Cryostat project team, ITER-India. Manufacturing was done partly in Hazira and later assembled in a workshop at the ITER site.

Key technologies include:

Welding across different thickness, ranging from 20mm to 200mm and ensuring dimensional control within 0.3% tolerance

Special handling of large pieces ~ 100 Tons each, development of dual operator technique to control distortion in T welds and special Hot wire TIG welding for heavy thickness 

Weld inspection by Ultrasonic method for thick welds

About ITER Cryostat Team: The team is led by Sh. Anil Bhardwaj, he was the Project Manager for Cryostat in ITER-India, IPR before joining ITER in 2015. Apart from Sh. Anil, there are several Indian members in the team. Collaboration manifested between the teams in ITER and ITER-India, IPR and M/s L&T with its sub-contractors to manufacture and successfully install the first two gigantic parts in the Tokamak pit precisely matching the estimates is exemplary.

"Made In India" Written All Over "Little Sun" Being Created In France at ITER

Video Credit : ITER Organization, France

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A "magic moment" Cryostat 60% complete
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