Indian multinational, INOXCVA, announced the completion of the manufacturing of Group-Y Cryolines & Group-W Warmlines for the Prestigious ITER Project, one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world today to provide cheaper energy to the whole world.
July 31, 2021. By News Bureau
Indian multinational and one of the world’s leading manufacturer of cryogenic technology equipment and solutions, INOXCVA, announced the completion of the manufacturing of Group-Y Cryolines & Group-W Warmlines for the Prestigious ITER Project, one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world today to provide cheaper energy to the whole world.
The last shipment of Cryolines and Warmlines was carried out by U.K. Baruah, Project Director of ITER India and Siddharth Jain, Executive Director, INOXCVA along with other team members of INOX India and ITER India. Dignitaries from Department of Atomic Energy included K.N. Vyas, Dr. R. B. Grover, Dr. S.K. Jain as well as ITER Director General Dr. Bernard Bigot participated in the event virtually and applauded the engineering & manufacturing capabilities of INOXCVA and the quality and promptness of project related deliveries.
These Cryolines and Warmlines have been designed and manufactured indigenously in the newly developed manufacturing facility near Kalol in Gujarat. Group-Y Cryolines, having a total network of ~4 km in length, carry cryogens at 4 K and 80 K temperature level and connect various cryogenic equipment with the applications at ITER.
Warmlines, having a network of ~6 km in length, carry Nitrogen and Helium gas at room temperature and connect various cryogenic equipment. The challenging goal of making vacuum and super insulated Cryolines having process pipes up to three and diameter up to 700 mm has been successfully completed according to the ITER schedule and quality requirements. The manufacturing was undertaken after rigorous design reviews and the successful qualification test of prototype Cryolines with 1:1 lateral scale of Torus & Cryostat Cryopump Cryolines of 28 m length.
ITER, a project undertaken by 7 member countries, is one of the largest experimental efforts underway in the south of France at Cadarache with an aim to demonstrate nuclear fusion as a clean green source of unlimited energy. India’s contribution to ITER includes delivery of 9 in-kind packages to ITER.
Each of the package to be delivered involves first of its kind development of materials, machining & technologies and quality to meet with the stringent nuclear safety norms of the French regulatory board and also ensure that the components work for the life time of ITER. INOXCVA was awarded the prestigious contract to design, manufacture, supply and install Cryolines and Warmlines for ITER project.
Talking about the completion of the manufacturing process, Siddharth Jain, Executive Director – INOXCVA said, “To be a part of the hugely ambitious and futuristic project like ITER is a matter of immense pride for the entire team of INOXCVA. Globally, the energy sector is taking decisive steps towards cleaner and greener fuels.
The ITER project would go a long way in making infinite amount of energy available to users through atomic fusion. We are glad to have completed our deliveries towards a project of such global relevance in a timely and steadfast manner. We would like to extend gratitude to ITER-India for showing faith in our capabilities. This completion would inspire us to continue to innovate and play our part towards building a greener world economy.”
U.K. Baruah, Project Director of ITER India added, “ITER Group Y cryolines and Warmlines Project was awarded to INOX India in 2014-2015 and since then both the teams from ITER India and INOX India have been working closely to make this project a success and today we are proud to celebrate the flag off ceremony of last shipment to ITER France. India is an active member in ITER project and these cryolines and Warmlines are part of in-kind contribution from India.”
Rajkumar Panjwani, President, Cryo Scientific Division – INOXCVA said, “Group Y cryolines and Warmlines project executed by Cryoscientific Division of INOX has put us on a different pedestal. For the first time, we have successfully designed and manufactured Helium cryolines, furthering the Make India efforts. This has taken us beyond the borders of India to execute the projects. We are thankful to ITER India for their support”.