Over the last 50 years Nexans Cryogenic Solutions has been pioneer in the development of cryogenic systems with several world firsts in superconducting systems, ship-to-shore LH2 transfer systems, or particle accelerators. Discover here some of our key realisations.
LH2 Maritime Supply Chain : HySTRA project
Nexans Highflex inner diameter
Total length of the line
LH2 flow rate
HySTRA project - Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. built a ship-to-shore transfer terminal for liquefied hydrogen as part of the HESC demonstration initiative. 2 ports terminal have been equipped with Nexans Highflex solutions (Kobe in Japan and Hastings in Australia). Nexans equipped the loading arms with high-flexibility vacuum insulated transfer lines which connects the LH2 facility to the ships bunker stations. This is a world' first.
- Nexans Highflex: inner diameter 6 inch
- total length of the line 18m
- LH2 flow rate in the range of 40 tons/hour
LH2/LOX/GHe Aerospace infrastructures: Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR)
Nexans Highflex references
Cryogenic fluids transfered
Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) is a rocket launch centre space center with facilities for the launching of sounding rockets and multi-stage satellite launch vehicles. Operated by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Nexans provided vacuum insulated flexible hoses for the safe transport of LH2 and LOX rocket fuel.
LH2 Aerospace infrastructures: DLR German Aerospace Center
Total length of the line
DLR German Aerospace Center is the Federal Republic of Germany's research center for aeronautics and space. They conduct research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport. Nexans solutions equip the missile test stand with long distance LH2 transfer lines.
LNG infrastructures : Seaspan
Seaspan, a leading independent owner, operator and manager of modern vessels uses Nexans vacuum insulated HIGHFLEX transfer lines type DN50 DN100 for LNG on bunker arms, including Highflex DN25 exhaust lines. The products are installed on a ferry going back and forth between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. The refueling by means of LNG takes place from a truck directly on the ferry.
Trumpf particle accelerator
TRIUMF in Vancouver is Canada’s particle accelerator centre, pushing the frontiers in research to advance science, medicine, and industry.
They built a new cryogenic experiment that uses liquid helium as a primary cooling medium. To supply the liquid helium cryostat from an existing helium liquefaction plant, Triumf required a liquid helium transfer line. Part of the return gas from the cryostat was supposed to be used to cool down a radiation shield to minimize heat load to the liquid helium and therefore reduce liquid helium boil-off.
In the scope of this project Nexans supplied a He vapor jacketed line Cryoflex 4-tube LHe type 10/66 L=43m and 1 X Highflex GHe DN12 DN40 L=3m.
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