Manufacturers Complete Cryogenic Tank Delivery to ITER

European manufacturers have delivered the last of the 11 cryogenic tanks contracted for the cryoplant at ITER. The manufacturing of all components was undertaken by Air Liquide advanced Technologies (CSA CSM) and its subcontractors, while logistics were handled by DAHER. The ITER fusion machine will require a massive refrigerator to perform several tasks, including cooling its magnets to -179°C so that they become superconductive; helping the facility’s cryopumps to minimize any thermal losses in the cryostat; and improving the thermal insulation of ITER’s massive vessel in order to create a vacuum.