Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy
ADC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of complex engineering components and instruments for Plasma Physics, Fusion Energy, and Particle Accelerators around the world. ADC provides machined systems and products to our diverse customers from structural metal fabrication to turn key design products with complex control systems.
ADC is fully equipped with a CNC precision machine shop; and over the past 4 years our unique ability to fabricate/provide parts for precision vacuum machining equipment has grown immensely.
ADC is in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to design and build a pre-prototype “Pellet Selector” as part of the international ITER project for Fusion.
ITER is a large-scale scientific experiment that aims to demonstrate that it is possible to produce commercial energy from fusion. Fusion power is the power generated by nuclear fusion processes. It involves creating plasma of superheated gas reaching temperatures of more than 200 million C - conditions hot enough to force deuterium and tritium atoms to fuse together and release energy. The whole process takes place inside a giant magnetic field in the shape of a ring - the only way such extreme heat can be contained. The ITER fusion reactor itself has been designed to produce 500 megawatts of output power for 50 megawatts of input power, or ten times the amount of energy put in.
ADC's ITER Projects
ADC designed and fabricated many components for the ITER project.