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Author Delsolaro, W. Venturini ♦ Baggiolini, V. ♦ Ballarino, A. ♦ Bellesia, B. ♦ Bordry, F. ♦ Cantone, A. ♦ Lino, M. Casas ♦ Serra, A. Castaneda ♦ Trello, C. Castillo ♦ Lasheras, N. Catalan ♦ Charifoulline, Z. ♦ Charrondiere, C. ♦ Dahlerup-Petersen, K. ♦ Denz, R. ♦ Gruwe, M. ♦ Kain, V. ♦ Khomenko, B. ♦ Kir, G. ♦ Macpherson, A. ♦ Barbero, A. Marqueta ♦ Mess, K. -H. ♦ Modena, M. ♦ Mompo, R. ♦ Montabonnet, V. ♦ Naour, S. Le ♦ Nisbet, D. ♦ Parma, V. ♦ Pojer, M. ♦ Ponce, L. ♦ Raimondo, A. ♦ Redaelli, S. ♦ Remondino, V. ♦ Reymond, H. ♦ Rijk, G. De ♦ Rijllart, A. ♦ Ramirez, Romera ♦ Saban, R. ♦ Schirm, K. ♦ Schmidt, R. ♦ Siemko, A. ♦ Camillocci, M. Solfaroli ♦ Thurel, Y. ♦ Thiesen, H. ♦ Fern, A. Vergara ♦ Verweij, A. ♦ Wolf, R. ♦ Zerlauth, M.
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Abstract The LHC is a complex machine requiring more than 7400 superconducting corrector magnets distributed along a circumference of 26.7 km. These magnets are powered in 1446 different electrical circuits at currents ranging from 60 A up to 600 A. Among the corrector circuits the 600 A corrector magnets form the most diverse and differentiated group. All together, about 60000 high current connections had to be made. A fault in a circuit or one of the superconducting connections would have severe consequences for the accelerator operation. All magnets are wound from various types of Nb-Ti superconducting strands, and many contain parallel protection resistors to by-pass the current still flowing in the other magnets of the same circuit when they quench. In this paper the performance of these magnet circuits is presented, focussing on the quench behaviour of the magnets. Quench detection and the performance of the electrical interconnects will be dealt with. The results as measured on the entire circuits are compared to the test results obtained at the reception of the individual magnets.
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
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