Helium Recovery

Helium – scarce, expensive and volatile

Many systems require a continuous vacuum level to achieve extremely low temperatures. In major research establishments such as CERN in Geneva, leaks in the pipeline system would result in immensely expensive downtime. The operating temperature can only be maintained at a constant -271.3°C using helium to get the particles to collide at the speed of light.

The correct design of components and systems is therefore an integral component of the research operation. This is where our oil and dry-compressing vacuum solutions come to the fore. We are one of the strategic technology suppliers that can meet the requirements of CERN in terms of the tightness, helium intake capacity and integration into the control system.

In addition to the particle accelerator, our leak detectors at CERN are also used to test the tightness of the large ATLAS detector, the CMS (compact muon spectrometer) and various components used in antimatter research.