October 18, 2019

MACOGA supplies Expansion Joints to ITER, the most ambitious energy project in the world today.

In southern France, 35 nations are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.

The experimental campaign that will be carried out at ITER is crucial to advancing fusion science and preparing the way for the fusion power plants of tomorrow. 

MACOGA has contributed to this project by supplying a large number of high-tech metal and rubber Expansion Joints. The supply included Universal Metal Expansion Joints completely manufactured in ASTM A-358 304L and MAC-FT Rubber Expansion Joints in EPDM. 

A complete program of non-destructive tests: Radiographic Examination, Liquid Penetrant Examination, Pneumatic Pressure Test & Leak Detection Test and Hydraulic Pressure Test, PMI (Positive Material Identification) and Spring Rate Test has been carried out as well as destructive tests on prototypes including Fatigue Life Testing, Squirm Testing, Meridional Yield Rupture Testing and Burst Test.