TEST LOOPS

CLIENT : CEA CADARACHE

DIADEMO test loop

Project: To install a DIADEMO test loop for the testing of experimental devices, using a liquid metal and a gas coolant under high pressure (100 bar)

Aims and characteristics:

  • To create a dynamic test loop to update, test and improve equipment and instruments for liquid sodium devices
  • To re-establish control of the coolant’s quality
  • To consider the calculation of piping and sodium equipment under ASME (flexibility and thermomechanics) and the structure according to CM66 regulations
  • To allow for sodium elements to be subject to a maximum temperature of 600°C at 3 bar

CSTI Group services:

  • Design, production and execution studies
  • Calculations
  • Sourcing
  • Manufacturing of the structure and the sodium loop: composed of pipes, capacities, tanks and cold traps arranged on 3 levels, with metal floors, gratings and railings
  • Factory assembly and testing
  • On-site installation
  • Provision of the manufacturer’s file