European fusion researchers choose Cedip Infrared for IR thermography

ABINGDON, England, 26 May 2007. The European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) has awarded Cedip Infrared Systems in Croissy-Beaubourg, France, a contract to supply a further advanced IR thermography system for monitoring the temperature of components inside its Tokamak Fusion reactor at the Joint European Torus (JET) research group based in Abingdon, England.

ABINGDON, England, 26 May 2007. The European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) has awarded Cedip Infrared Systems in Croissy-Beaubourg, France, a contract to supply a further advanced IR thermography system for monitoring the temperature of components inside its Tokamak Fusion reactor at the Joint European Torus (JET) research group based in Abingdon, England.

The order follows the selection of Cedip for the ITER-project and the operation of Cedip IR thermography systems at JET and the Torus Supra Fusion Reactor in Cadarache, France.

Based on Cedip's Silver camera technology, operating in the 3-to-5 micron region, the IR thermography system will monitor the plasma temperature inside the reactor through a set of IR endoscopes. The installed Silver IR cameras will be adapted to resist the intense magnetic field generated by the Fusion reactor's superconductive electromagnets.

Installed inside the reactor facility, an area inaccessible during time of operation, the camera will be integrated with the main data processing system of the JET Tokamak for the setting of parameters, synchronizing acquisition and gathering of data. Cedip's 32-bit Altair thermography software will be used to remotely control the camera via fibre optics as well as transfer and store acquired data.

The European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) is an agreement between Europe's 29 fusion research institutions and the European Commission to strengthen their coordination and collaboration, and to participate in collective activities.

Its activities include fusion technology research and development, the exploitation of the world's largest fusion experiment, the Joint European Torus (JET) in the England, and contributions to international collaborations such as the ITER-project in France.

For more information contact Cedip Infrared online at www.cedip-infrared.com.

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