High-Pressure High-Temperature Experimental Helium Cooling Loop for Fusion Reactor Component Testing
Experimental Helium Cooling Loop (EHCL) is a High-Pressure High-Temperature Closed Loop Helium Gas System used for cooling and evaluating the performance of Test Blanket Module (TBM), Fusion Blanket First Wall Mock-ups, and various other Fusion Blanket Components. Vertex is the EPC contractor responsible for all for all activities encompassing Basic Engineering, Detailed Engineering, Procurement, Testing, and Commissioning of this facility. Vertex has also carried out detailed Thermo-Hydraulic Compressible Flow Steady State Analyses and determined the required equipment and piping characteristics to ensure optimum performance of the system under various operating conditions. This work was given the “Platinum Pipe Award: Most Interesting Model” by Applied Flow Technology, Colorado, USA.