Magnet coil electrical gaskets of high compliance and ampacity

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Coils employed in the magnets of the PHENIX Detector, presently under construction for RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, are massive (weight {approximately} 8000 kG each). For that reason we subdivided them into a series of manageable subcoils that we will subsequent bolt together. Electrical terminals attached to the subcoils conductors are rigidly embedded and precisely located during vacuum impregnation. However; we anticipate some misalignment and nonuniform gaping to occur between terminals at assembly. We have elected to use electrical gaskets of compliance and ampacity between the bolted terminals to enhance the current carrying capability of ... continued below

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Harvey, A.R. & Yamamoto, R.M. May 17, 1995.

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Coils employed in the magnets of the PHENIX Detector, presently under construction for RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, are massive (weight {approximately} 8000 kG each). For that reason we subdivided them into a series of manageable subcoils that we will subsequent bolt together. Electrical terminals attached to the subcoils conductors are rigidly embedded and precisely located during vacuum impregnation. However; we anticipate some misalignment and nonuniform gaping to occur between terminals at assembly. We have elected to use electrical gaskets of compliance and ampacity between the bolted terminals to enhance the current carrying capability of the electrical joints. This paper describes the material candidates selected, the tests performed, and the relative ranking of the materials tested.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95015898

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  • 14. international conference on magnet technology, Tampere (Finland), 11-16 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE95015898
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--119194
  • Report No.: CONF-950691--6
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 97191
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc794049

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Harvey, A.R. & Yamamoto, R.M. Magnet coil electrical gaskets of high compliance and ampacity, article, May 17, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc794049/: accessed July 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.