The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) has set up and published the construction standard for superconducting magnet structures to be used in nuclear fusion facilities. The present target of the standard is tokamak-type fusion energy facilities, especially the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor called ITER for short. The standard contains rules for structural materials including cryogenic materials, structural design considering magnetic forces, manufacture including welding and installation, nondestructive testing, pressure proof tests and leak tests of toroidal field magnet structures. The standard covers requirements for structural integrity, deformation control, and leak tightness of all the components of the superconducting magnets and their supports except for superconducting strands and electrical insulators. The standard does not cover deterioration which may occur in service as a result of corrosion, radiation effects, or instability of material. The standard consists of seven articles and twelve mandatory and non-mandatory appendices to the articles; i.e., (1) Scope, roles and responsibilities, (2) Materials, (3) Structural design, (4) Fabrication and installation, (5) Non-destructive examination, (6), Pressure and leak testing, and (7) Terms used in general requirement. The present paper describes the general view of the standard. The detailed descriptions of the standard are described by the other papers in this session CS-21, being divided into four categories; i.e., (1) quality assurance, (2) materials, (3) structural design and replacement, and (4) welding, bonding and examination.

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