Helium Drying for particle acceleration

Helium Drying System by ReiCat

Did you know that helium also plays a major role in basic research into nuclear energy? Without helium, for example, the discovery of the Higgs particle would not have been possible.

Particle accelerators are a component of this research. Especially for particle accelerators, the valuable gas is indispensable. In the world's largest particle accelerator - the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - collisions are generated with extremely high kinetic energy. On the one hand, the LHC generates temperatures that are 100,000 times higher than the interior of the sun. On the other hand, the surrounding magnets cool colder than space (source: Weltmaschine).

Inside the a. m. powerful particle accelerator with a length (circumference) of almost 27,000 m, a total of 9,300 magnets are housed. The cooling system of the LHC is called the largest refrigerator in the world. All magnets are precooled with liquid nitrogen and cooled down further with helium.

For the helium required in large quantities for liquefaction & cooling, ReiCat’s Helium Drying Systems are used, for example. The systems shown have capacities of 10,277 and 4,909 Nm³/h. The space requirement is only 2 x 2.5 x 3.6 m (LxWxH) each.

You would like to lern more about ReiCat’s gas purification or drying systems? ReiCat has a wide experience in the field of both purifying and recycling technical gases. Find out more at: https://www.reicat.de/en/gas-purification.html or get in touch: info@reicat.de.

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