Divnogorsky plant low-voltage machines (Krasnoyarsk region) began work on a new order — for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
The enterprise has a delegation of experts from the European Centre for Nuclear Research CERN (Switzerland). They monitored the preparations for the next batch of special switches for the largest experimental facility in the world.
- Large Hadron Collider.
The idea originated in 1984, the LHC, and construction began in 2001. It is an international project, which was attended by more than ten thousand scientists and engineers from hundreds of countries.
Divnogorsky experts came to the project in 2003 — thanks to successful participation in the selection of equipment manufacturers, conducted by the Novosibirsk Institute of Nuclear Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences. In the conventional design of switches have been modified to suit the requirements of the customer.
Now the Large Hadron Collider stopped for eighteen months prevention. You may need to change and switches. This was today told the "MK" technical director Alexander DZNVA Shouters: "The contract under which we work, a lot of money we did not bring. It is about 130 thousand dollars for the 700 switches. For us, this project is more fashion. We are glad that we are doing unique equipment for the international project. Our switches are installed in the control system of superconductivity magnetic accelerators. "
Recall, the main task of the collider — confirmation of various scientific theories experimentally. The total value of orders that are received Russian enterprises in creating the LHC, according to some estimates as high as $ 120 million.