Energy Steel and Hayward Tyler supply valves and pumps for French development
Energy Steel’s contract will supply 62 solenoid valve and cubicle packages and Hayward Tyler’s will supply variable drive booster pumps.
These awards follow previous awards that ITER has made to the engineered pumps and motors division of Avingtrans.
The ITER project is a joint international research and development project with the programmatic goal of demonstrating the scientific and technical feasibility of fusion power.
The demonstration facility is under construction in St-Paul-lez-Durance, France, and will be the largest fusion experimental reactor in the world.
Energy Steel’s solenoid valve and cubicle packages will be an integral part of the primary cooling water system (TCWS) and will be used to control heat removal from ITER’s magnetic fusion reactor.
The solenoid valve and cubicle package will be in accordance with various international and project-specific standards and delivered to the ITER facility in France.
Hayward Tyler’s booster pumps will be an integral part of the drying system for the Tokamak Cooling Water System (TCWS) and will be designed, built, and tested at Hayward Tyler, in Colchester, Vermont.
“We are elated that two of our companies can supply products that will contribute to this ambitious project,” said Mike Turmelle, managing director of the engineered pumps and motors division of Avingtrans, which owns Hayward Tyler and Energy Steel. “We’re committed and proud to contribute to the advanced nuclear industry.”