Turbo for the Reactor Glass Model

February 27, 2018

On 14th of February 2018, the turbo set for the sCO2-HeRo project arrived at the Reactor Glass Model. The EU-funded international research project, involving the universities of Stuttgart, Duisburg-Essen and Delft (NL), the UJV nuclear research institute, the research center in Řež (CZ) and the Simulator Center of KSG|GfS, intends to establish the principle of a retrofittable, self-sufficient heat removal system with its own emergency power supply using supercritical CO2 as a heat carrier at an early stage of technical maturity (TRL3).

Alexander Hacks, who supervises the turbo set as part of his scientific work at the University of Duisburg-Essen, brought the heart of the supercritical CO2 cycle to the Simulator Center of KSG|GfS after having tested it in the Czech Republic successfully.

The component weighing approx. 100 kg was lifted to the container level of the Reactor Glass Model, the position of the connections explained and the location adjusted. During the next weeks, the CO2 cycle will be completed by our technicians and engineers and technically approved by TÜV before being filled for commissioning.