Chart Ferox has manufactured two giant cryogenic plants to be used in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor’s (ITER’s) project to create and control fusion.
The colossal containers will be used to capture and store excess helium (He) at temperatures of -196˚C as part of ITER’s project to control fusion. The aim of the project is to demonstrate that fusion could become a source of carbon-free energy by 2050.
In the experiment, the ITER machine uses hydrogen (H2) isotopes – deuterium and tritium – which fuse to form a plasma, producing He and freeing neutrons, as well as a considerable amount of energy, which replicates the fusion that occurs naturally at the core of the sun and the stars.
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