Cryoplant arrives at CMTF

Workers install the new Superfluid Cryoplant, recently arrived at the Cryomodule Test Facility. Photo: Jerry Leibfritz, AD

The new Superfluid Cryoplant was recently delivered and moved into place at the Cryomodule Test Facility. The principal component of the cryogenic system being constructed in CMTF, the cryoplant will provide superfluid helium that will be capable of absorbing 500 watts of power at 2 Kelvin. The cryoplant took more than two years to fabricate and weighs in excess of 20 tons. Now that it is in place, the next several months will involve connecting all of the subsystems and commissioning. The CMTF Cryoplant will provide the cryogens for the superconducting radio-frequency test facilities at CMTF and NML, including PXIE and ASTA.

The Superfluid Cryoplant is installed at CMTF. Photo: Jerry Leibfritz, AD