Over the years, CEI has built and operated several lithium test loops ranging in size from one liter to 200 liters. To meet customer requirements, loop temperatures have been as high as 800 degrees C, and loop vacuums as low as 0.001 torr.
One growing industry trend is the ever-increasing demand for lithium purification. CEI has experience in several types of purification including filtration, hot traps, cold traps, and bulk thermal oxide traps.
Within the CEI facility in New Freedom, PA is a lithium loop that is used for testing pumps, flow meters, and other devices. The loop can be used to test customer-supplied equipment, or for testing the electromagnetic (EM) pumps and flow meters, manufactured by CEI.
Since the CEI facility handles lithium and other alkali metals, it has the required permits for working with large quantities. The facility was built with the proper construction techniques, fire and spill control. This skill and experience is also used to help CEI customers properly design their facilities.
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