Production of Dipoles for LHC
The dipole magnets for the LHC accelerator ring are used to keep the particles on track. Among other magnets, the accelerator ring consists of 1,132 dipole magnets, each 15 m long and weighing about 30 t.
The inner coil is built from superconducting material for generating a magnet field of about 8 Tesla; this requires chilling the magnets to -271°C.
Babcock Noell won the contract for developing the prototype, for pre-serial production and serial production. Thus, Babcock Noell supplied a third of the magnets for the whole accelerator ring.
Customer: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Project duration: 1999 - 2006
|Total Length||approx. 15 m|
|Total Weight (incl. cryostat)||approx. 31.5 t|
|Magnetic Flux Density||8.33 T|
|Operating Temperature||1.9 K|
|Operating Current||11 800 A|