Design proposal for MITICA cryogenic plant

M. Valente, F. Fellin, H. Haas, S. Hanke, M. Scannapiego, P. Zaccaria

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Abstract

The MITICA Neutral Beam Injector, under construction in Padua at Consorzio RFX, will be equipped with a large cryosorption pump (composed by two halves). The cryopump, installed inside the MITICA Beam Line Vessel, will be supplied by a dedicated cryogenic plant with gaseous Helium (GHe) at 80 K and super critical Helium (ScHe) at 4.6 K. The design proposal for MITICA cryogenic plant is described in this paper. The cryogenic plant is divided in two main closed circuits: the 4.6 K circuit and the 80 K circuit. The first one is supplied by a Helium refrigerator via a LHe control cryostat acting as a thermal buffer due to the variable pulsed heat loads expected during MITICA operation. The second circuit is supplied by an 80 K facility where the refrigeration power is given by liquid nitrogen (LN2). Due to the expected large LN2 consumptions, a Nitrogen refrigerator is foreseen to recover and re-liquefy the evaporated LN2.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Institute of Refrigeration Conference on Cryogenics, CRYOGENICS 2012 - , Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Conference

Conference12th International Institute of Refrigeration Conference on Cryogenics, CRYOGENICS 2012
CountryGermany
Period1/1/12 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Valente, M., Fellin, F., Haas, H., Hanke, S., Scannapiego, M., & Zaccaria, P. (2012). Design proposal for MITICA cryogenic plant. Paper presented at 12th International Institute of Refrigeration Conference on Cryogenics, CRYOGENICS 2012, Germany.