Power went out on a planned Russian manufacturer of superconducting materials — Chepetsky Mechanical Plant (CMP) for the international project ITER.
This was reported today, general manager of Vladimir Kotrehov during the visit to the company head of state corporation "Rosatom" Sergey Kiriyenko. The planned capacity of production of superconductors is 50 tons per year of strands. Strand is a complex structure of superconducting wire which is assembled from hundreds of copper and niobium-tantalum profiles, which are pressed together and then extend into the wire with a diameter of a few tenths of a millimeter.
Required by the ITER project scope of supply of 221.3 tonnes of the product, which is Russia's contribution to the international research project. At the moment, has been released 80.58 tons of strands, and the factory confident that by the end of the scheduled delivery date — 2014 — glazovtsy will shape completely.
There is already preparing for the time when the international order will be executed. The plant plans to switch when the supply of superconducting materials for medical and industrial purposes. In the first case, these wires are needed for the manufacture of nuclear resonance scanners / MRI /. Industry also needs nanostructure electrical wires in high-temperature superconducting conductors. Production of the latter, according to the plans of the plant management in 2020 should reach a level of $ 50 million in total global market of $ 700 million. At the same time, the issue of tomographic wires should reach the mark of $ 10 million at the level of world production of 300 million dollars.
Open Joint Stock Company "Chepetsky mechanical plant" is the only one in Russia and one of the world's largest manufacturers of zirconium alloys and other metals. It is part of the fuel company "TVEL" state corporation "Rosatom" and is one of the key industries in the manufacturing process flow of fuel, construction materials and products for the nuclear industry.