Air Liquide and Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Science (HFIPS) will boost the development and manufacturing of helium refrigeration systems in China as part of a new joint venture.

The companies today (8th) shared the announcement, stating that the venture will support the evolution of large scientist research experiments in the country.

High-tech equipment, based on the expertise in extreme cryogenics, helium refrigerators are needed in many scientific instruments such as superconducting power equipment, superconducting accelerators, superconducting magnets, fusion devices or other scientific laboratories.

In a statement, Air Liquide said it will bring its knowledge of extreme cryogenics and know-how in the design and manufacturing of helium refrigerators. HFIPS will share its expertise in specific cryogenics applications and understanding of research needs and organisations in China.

Nicolas Poirot, President and CEO of Air Liquide China said, “We are delighted to cooperate with Hefei Institutes of Physical Science to promote the localised production and application of helium refrigeration systems and jointly contribute to the evolution of Big Science.”

“Air Liquide will continue to integrate global resources and technologies, strengthen exchanges and cooperations with local enterprises and research institutions, and actively participate in the open innovation and economic and social development of Anhui Province and Hefei.”