AUG 15, 2017
Following several years of design and manufacturing, the ESS Coldbox Helium cooling vessel arrived on site today and was set inside the Gallery Building (G02). The 50-tonne vessel is where the final stage of coolingtakes place, following delivery of the compressed gas from the cryo plant. The Coldbox will deliver low-temperature Helium to the superconducting cavities that accelerate the ESS proton beam.
The Coldbox was procured in 2014, and manufactured in Switzerland by Linde Kryotechnik from 150 pages of ESS specifications.