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GEMS ENGINEERING LTD.

is an engineering SME specialized for the R&D market and offering innovative engineering and managerial solutions for projects involving substantial amounts of human expertise. We are supplying solutions covering the whole development process: from conceptual through final designs up-to prototype manufacturing, testing and installation of the final product.

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Alignment jigs for mounting the outer vessel steady state sensors of the ITER fusion reactor

Induction heating of the bolt samples. A total of 15000 thermal cycles were performed between 100 and 200 °C
GEMS Engineering Ltd. has become the first ever Hungarian private company, that has supplied components to be used for the assembly of the ITER fusion reactor.
GEMS Engineering Ltd. has become the first ever Hungarian private company, that has supplied components to be used for the assembly of the ITER fusion reactor. The ITER machine will be used for scientific-technological purposes, to help the engineers and scientists know how the fusion plasma behaves at large scales. For this reason, one of the most important components of this huge machine are the small magnetic diagnostic sensors which will need to be perfectly mounted to have accurate signals from them before, during, and after the plasma pulses. GEMS Engineering Ltd. won the contract for the design and manufacturing of jigs for the alignment of the tangential and normal outer vessel steady state magnetic sensors in three sectors (2, 5 and 8). GEMS produced 10 pieces of jigs which would be used to accurately set-up all the 60 sensors. These jigs will “only” be used for aligning the sensors and they will be removed thereafter, in order not to contaminate the components that remain attached to the vacuum vessel. During the manufacturing, exclusively certified stainless steel and bronze raw materials were allowed to be used.

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Jigs for the alignment of the tangential and normal outer vessel steady state magnetic sensors
Project completed!
[11 January 2022] The jigs were shipped to the ITER Organization to Cadarache, France in mid-January 2022 and they will be used for mounting of the sensors from April onwards.

Major references

GEMS Engineering is deeply involved in and fully devoted to the success of the ITER project. As a result, our main reference works are in connection with ITER, and - more closely - to its diagnostic systems.

The ITER device, currently under construction in the south of France, will study the potential of controlled nuclear fusion to provide energy for mankind. In order to study the behaviour of this device, a set of monitoring systems (referred to as Diagnostics) is required. These Diagnostics will provide the information required to understand the performance of the device.

Infrastructure development for in-vessel diagnostic signal transmission
Infrastructure development for in-vessel diagnostic signal transmission
The Erosion Deposition Monitor under the divertor dome in ITER
The Erosion Deposition Monitor under the divertor dome in ITER
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