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Cooling the giant neutron microscope In the southern Swedish city of Lund, a pan-European consortium is building one of today’s largest research facilities, the European Spallation Source (ESS). Based on the world’s most powerful neutron source, the facility will serve as a massive laboratory for scientists working on research projects covering areas such as materials […]

Higher energy densities, longer discharges As planned the second experimental campaign of the world’s largest fusion experiment of the stellarator-type, the Wendelstein 7-X, was finished before Christmas 2017. All components functioned correctly and allowed the scientists to run the experiment with up to 75 Mega Joule for 30 seconds. The third and last part of […]

In November 2017, General Atomics published a paper describing the performance of its ITER test facility and qualifying its suppliers. This paper shows that, once again, Linde Kryotechnik has successfully designed, produced, installed and commissioned a refrigeration system for the ITER project. K. SCHAUBEL writes about the delivery of the refrigeration system for General Atomics: “3.4. […]

The world’s largest fusion experiment of the stellarator type Wendelstein 7-X is in action for the second time. The stellarator is running again after a 15-month conversion break, which served to equip the machine for longer pulses and higher heating power. The next step in a continuous increase in the energy level and the operating […]

This video produced by US ITER in collaboration with General Atomics (GA) describes the work underway in the United States to fabricate the ITER central solenoid. The cryogenic plant of Linde Kryotechnik is used for testing at 50 Kiloampère and 4 Kelvin.

On 18 August 2017, Linde Kryotechnik delivered the core component of the refrigeration system for the European Spallation Source (ESS) accelerator. This was one of the biggest transport undertakings yet for the massive ESS project, with an oversize consignment measuring 39 m in length and 4.6 m in width arriving at the ESS grounds. Moving […]

Since 1952, ETH Zurich has been liquefying helium. The university of science and technology turned to its trusted partner, Linde Kryotechnik, to help with plans to revamp an existing helium liquefaction unit and replace another one with a new liquefier. The physics department of ETH Zurich supplies liquid helium to various R&D teams within ETH […]

On May 4th, 2017 DESY and XFEL reported that the most powerful of five X-ray lasers in the world has sent its first beam into the 3.4 km tunnel. One of our most important customers celebrates a great success. Our congratulations!

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September 5, 2016 CERN, Geneva The refrigerator dated 1978 was originally used for the ISR project at CERN and most recently until 2005 to test magnets as part of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. After a complete retrofit and modifications, it is planned to be used in a new test facility for large and […]

The experimental facility is considered a major milestone in fusion energy research. Linde Kryotechnik AG engineered, designed, installed and commissioned a high-tech turnkey cryogenic helium plant needed to run the fusion experiment. Nuclear fusion – it is nature’s way of making energy. The sun and all the stars in the universe shine bright because of […]

Linde Kryotechnik AG has been awarded the contract for the supply of cryogenic helium distribution system for the ITER fusion reactor currently under construction in Cadarache, Southern France. The equipment will be fabricated and delivered to Cadarache until mid 2019 with subsequent installation and start-up until 2021. ITER is a large-scale scientific experiment that aims […]

The European Spallation Source (ESS) project is a neutron research facility currently under construction outside Lund, Sweden, to provide insights into various materials. In May 2015, ESS placed an order with Linde Kryotechnik for the accelerator cryogenic plant (ACCP). Now, ESS turns again to Linde Kryotechnik – this time to build the Target Moderator Cryogenic […]

Linde Kryotechnik AG has been awarded the contract for the supply of a cryogenic helium refrigeration plant for the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden. The equipment will be delivered to Lund in summer 2017 with subsequent installation and start-up of the plant until summer 2018 The European Spallation Source The European Spallation Source […]

At the reception on 26 September 2014 at the Thomas Jefferson Lab, Linde was honoured as Distinguished Vendor. Mr. Hugh E. Montgomery, director of the Jefferson Lab and president of the Jefferson Science Associates, gave the award personally to John Urbin (Linde). Project Four companies in total were given this award by JSA. These companies […]

For decades, physicists have explored the subatomic world to understand the fundamental building blocks of the universe. And yet, despite thousands of experiments and observations, only five percent of the universe’s particles have been accounted for. To fill in the blanks, the international particle physics community continuously strives towards developing ever more complex and fascinating […]

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physic’s (IPP) Wendelstein 7-X fusion experiment (W7-X) will see its technical acceptance inauguration on 20th May 2014. The experimental facility is considered a major milestone in fusion energy research. Linde Kryotechnik AG engineered, designed, installed and commissioned a high-tech turnkey cryogenic helium plant needed to run the fusion experiment. […]

European Oil & Gas Issue 105 An entity within The Linde Group, Linde Kryotechnik operates from its base in Pfungen, Switzerland, and specialises in the design and delivery of low temperature cryogenic systems, components and services for liquid hydrogen and helium applications reaching temperatures as low as minus 271 degrees Celsius. more…

On January 5th 2014 the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully demonstrated its indigenous cryogenic rocket engine by sending a two-ton satellite into geostationary orbit. Linde Kryotechnik and Linde Engineering India co-developed and constructed a test facility, which helped achieve this national milestone. It is the fuel of stars: hydrogen. Our sun burns by fusing […]

Operations at Taiwan’s new particle accelerator are expected to begin in 2014. Linde Kryotechnik was commissioned for the main cooling facility. Next generation computer chips, the crystal lattice of natural diamonds and fossilized dinosaur embryos have one thing in common: they are all research subjects at Taiwan’s National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC). For the […]

GSI at Darmstadt, Germany is operating a worldwide unique large accelerator facility for heavy ions. Physicians from all over the world are using this facility for their experiments to gain insights of the structure of matter and the evolution of the universe. In the coming years the extension with the FAIR project GSI will be […]

The 4.5 K Coldbox system is part of the helium refrigeration plant to serve the superconducting linear accelerator (linac) for the advancement of rare isotope beam research, located on campus and operated by the Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing / MI, USA. MSU has a history of particle accelerators that dates back to the […]

In line with the European XFEL Project which is being implemented in the metropolitan region of Hamburg, in close collaboration with DESY in Hamburg, we have been awarded with the contract to revamp, modify and extend the HERA helium refrigeration plant. This turn-key project comprises besides the engineering, design and delivery of 2 new valve […]

Linde Cryogenics (contractor) and Linde Kryotechnik AG (sub-contractor) have been awarded a contract by Brookhaven Science Associates to design, fabricate and install, test, and commission the complete refrigeration/liquefaction system for the National Synchrotron Light Source II at Brookhaven National Laboratory located on Long Island, NY, USA. NSLS-II will be a new state-of-the-art; medium-energy electron storage […]

Linde Kryotechnik AG has been awarded a prestigious contract for a 1.8 K helium refrigerator system by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory located in Batavia, IL, USA. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), established on November 21, 1967, located just outside Batavia near Chicago, Illinois, is a US Department of Energy national laboratory specialized in high-energy particle […]

The Forschungszentrum Jülich requires about 170,000 liter of Liquid Helium (LHe) each year. Purchasing such high amounts is more uneconomical than the re-liquefaction of the used LHe. Therefore various experiments are connected to a widely ramified helium-transferline system. At the experiments the evaporated Helium is picked up and directed through transferlines back to the liquefaction-system […]

The Nuclear Superconduction Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at the Michigan State University has a long tradition of accelerator expertise, starting in the early 1960’s with the design and construction of a 50 MeV proton cyclotron. This cyclotron had a very precise beam used to do detailed measurements in nuclear physics. In the early 1970’s, superconducting technology […]

The Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena in Germany has been delivering liquid Helium since 1976 to various users at the University or in the region. In 1992 a new LR20/80 liquefier equipped with 2 turbine expanders was supplied by Linde in order to replace the original equipment, with a nominal production capacity of 10 l/h of liquid Helium. […]

The new installation will be located at a newly built workshop building on the Campus Riedberg  and will cover the liquid helium demand of various departments of the university. The gaseous helium from these sites (users) will be recovered and returned to the centralized recovery system at the helium liquefaction plant. Besides the supply for […]

The Institut de Physique Nucléaire (IPN) founded in 1956 by Irène and Frédéric Joliot Curie provides facilities for researchers who explore the basic of matter. Within its accelerator division 26 engineers and technicians from the SUPRATech pole specialise in the design and manufacturing of actual and future very high intensity beam particles accelerators. Low temperature […]

The IPN (Institut de Physique Nucléaire) founded in 1956 provides facilities for researchers who explore the basic of matter. 83 engineers and 192 technicians create and operate the necessary infrastructure for these experiments. Today, Liquid Helium (LHe) is indispensable for actual and future technological development of high density particles accelerator. In July 2007 Linde Kryotechnik […]

At the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg a next-generation electrostatic storage ring (CSR) is under construction. In contrast to existing electrostatic rings the vacuum chamber of the Cryogenic Storage Ring CSR will be completely cooled down to temperatures below 5 K. The main advantage of the low-temperature storage ring walls is that black-body radiation […]

Beginning 2004, the Max-Planck-Institute in Greifswald, Germany has ordered a turnkey Helium Refrigerator for the experiment “WENDELSTEIN 7-X” fusion project from Linde Kryotechnik AG. The milestone for the delivery of the cold boxes for the Helium Refrigerator has been achieved on time. What is the scope of the WENDELSTEIN 7-X fusion project? The aim of […]

The multi-conference CRYOPRAGUE 2006, which took place this year from 17th to 21st July 2006, in Prague, Czech Republic, included the three international conferences ICEC 21, ICMC ’06 and the 9th CRYOGENICS 2006. Participants and specialists from the cryogenic sectors from all over the world travelled to Prague for this occasion. These five days provided […]