Liquid Metal Heat-Transfer Systems at CEI

Liquid metal heat-transfer systems have utilized alkali metals, primarily sodium and sodium-potassium (NaK) alloys, for many years. High-temperature furnaces, nuclear reactors, and other systems have all applied the benefits of non-volatile liquid with high-temperature capability and high thermal conductivity.

Typical Components

  • Fired or electric heaters
  • Process heat exchangers
  • Heat exchanger for heat sink
  • Pumps
  • Cold traps
  • Hot traps
  • Oxide-meauring systems
  • Tanks for storage and expansion
  • Inert cover gas systems
  • Thermal insulation
  • Heat-tracing/system preheaters
  • Control system

CEI can design or design/build a heat-transfer system using liquid metals for your project or equipment. Extensive experience with sodium, NaK (sodium-potassium alloy), and lithium makes CEI uniquely qualified to provide proven solutions.