Ensa participates in the construction of the most powerful neutron source in the world

2019-05-06T07:20:08+00:00

The company will participate in the building of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator

Maliaño, April 24, 2019.- Equipos Nucleares S.A., S.M.E (Ensa) has been successful bidder to the manufacture of 4 Monolith Port Blocks and the NNbar Tube by research center known as the European Spallation Neutron Source (ESS).

Each block of ports contains between 9 – 11 tubes to house the NBPI or neutron beam port insertions and to the NB PP or Plugs. The NNbar is the only tube that, in the beginning, will house the “NN-bar adapter”, formed by three neutron guide tubes. All of them will be part of the monolith vessel; one of the main systems of the target station.

This adjudication opens to Ensa the opportunity to work with this client for the first time and to participate in the construction of the most powerful neutron source in the world. The installation of ESS will serve to discover and to develop new materials that will have applications in numerous sectors: pharmacology, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, telecommunications, energy, transport and biotechnology.