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BARC


Mandate

Accelerator & Pulsed Power Division is mandated with the development of indigenous technologies in the following areas:
A. Industrial Electron Accelerators - encompassing Low, Medium and High energy electron acceleration ranging from 500 keV to 10 MeV.
B. Pulsed Power Technology - generation of very high pulsed magnetic fields for the applications in nuclear & non-nuclear areas and realization of Giga Watt class pulsed power system for intense ionizing and non-ionizing radiation generation and its utilization for strategic applications.


Highlights


7/2021

10 MeV, RF Linac [RT17APPD] Technology transferred to M/s Symec Engineers (INDIA) Pvt Ltd., Navi Mumbai through TTCD, BARC for Radiation Processing Applications.



3/2021

1) Chitosan Irradiation - Vasantdada Sugar Institute, VSI, Pune
\r\n2) Metal foil (Dy, Au, Fe, Cu etc) Photo-activation Experiments - RPDD, BARC
\r\n3) Radiation hardening tests of scintillator Ce doped Gd3Ga3Al2O12 used in β-battery - NRG / TPD, BARC
\r\n4) Radiation damage study of materials used as packing in waste depository. (i) Natural CaF2 crystal, (ii) CaF2 powder, (iii) Ni4Mo alloy, (iv) Hastelloy N coupon, (v) Zr-single crystal - MSD, BARC
\r\n5) Ceramic polymer for crosslinking - GAMD, BARC
\r\n6) Nodular Corrosion study of Zr-Nb alloy in simulated PHWR conditions - RED, BARC
\r\n7) Organic/Inorganic hybrid thin film for thermoelectric and dosimeter applications - APPD, BARC
\r\n8) NiCr Alloys - RCD, BARC
\r\n9) Gemstones irradiation - IRAD, BARC
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2/2021

A 10 MeV Industrial RF Electron Linac that can operate in Electron Beam mode or X-Ray mode is installed at Electron Beam Centre, Kharghar, India for Industrial applications. The accelerator is being regularly operated at 3kW average beam power for industrial and experimental irradiation applications. The simulator developed will be utilized for training of personnel for operation of 10 MeV RF LINAC. The simulator is built on the same platform as the actual control system in use for this accelerator. It uses SCADA interface developed in Movicon by Progea. The field variables in the accelerator are simulated with memory locations of PLC (Schneider make). The trainer PC works on runtime Labview 8.5 platform. The trainer PC is capable of creating various known error conditions for the accelerator and its sub-systems. This system has been designed and developed using in-house available resources making it economically viable.



2/2021

A 10 MeV Industrial RF Electron Linac that can operate in Electron Beam mode or X-Ray mode is installed at Electron Beam Centre, Kharghar, India for Industrial applications. The accelerator is being regularly operated at 3kW average beam power for industrial and experimental irradiation applications. The simulator developed will be utilized for training of personnel for operation of 10 MeV RF LINAC. The simulator is built on the same platform as the actual control system in use for this accelerator. It uses SCADA interface developed in Movicon by Progea. The field variables in the accelerator are simulated with memory locations of PLC (Schneider make). The trainer PC works on runtime Labview 8.5 platform. The trainer PC is capable of creating various known error conditions for the accelerator and its sub-systems. This system has been designed and developed using in-house available resources making it economically viable.



2/2021

A 10 MeV Industrial RF Electron Linac that can operate in Electron Beam mode or X-Ray mode is installed at Electron Beam Centre, Kharghar, India for Industrial applications. The accelerator is being regularly operated at 3kW average beam power for industrial and experimental irradiation applications. The simulator developed will be utilized for training of personnel for operation of 10 MeV RF LINAC. The simulator is built on the same platform as the actual control system in use for this accelerator. It uses SCADA interface developed in Movicon by Progea. The field variables in the accelerator are simulated with memory locations of PLC (Schneider make). The trainer PC works on runtime Labview 8.5 platform. The trainer PC is capable of creating various known error conditions for the accelerator and its sub-systems. This system has been designed and developed using in-house available resources making it economically viable.



12/2020

This machine is designed for magnetic pulsed welding of D9 / ODS steel fuel clad tube to end-plug of PFBR.



2/2020

The primary objective of the project is to develop through indigenous design efforts cargo scanning technology and establish domestic manufacturing base.



2/2019

The main objective was to design and develop 4 pin Flash X-ray system upto 500 keV end point energy for dynamic radiographic applications.



2/2019

The main objective was to design and develop 4 pin Flash X-ray system upto 500 keV end point energy for dynamic radiographic applications.



6/2018

Dissimilar welding refers to the process of connecting material with different alloys through welding. The filler material and both metals need to be evaluating before choosing the best way to connect the metals. While fusion welding is a popular method, it does not work well for some combinations of metal. Solid state welding is very promising method for dissimilar metal joining. In solid state welding two work pieces are joined under pressure providing an intimate contact between them and at a temperature essentially below the melting point of the parent material. Bonding is a result of diffusion of the interface atoms. Ultrasonic welding, friction welding, forged welding, hot press welding, explosive welding, magnetic pulse welding all fall under solid state welding. Magnetic pulse welding is highly suitable for cylindrical and flat thin metallic sheet welding. The joint obtained is stronger the weakest parent metal, no heat affected zone. In APPD joining of dis-similar metal combination like:D9 steel- SS316LN, ODS steel to P91, Al-Cu, Al-SS, Cu-SS, P91-SS304 have been established in specific geometry




Facilities

14-08-2009

The 15 stage PFN based compact Pulse generator is being used for radiography of various objects at lower X-ray energies. This generates 225 kV, 6 kA, 100 ns electron beam at output.


01-09-2020

This Pulse generator generates 500 kV, 80 ns FWHM used for Flash X-Ray generation


15-08-1990

The indigenous 500 keV DC accelerator is in operation at BRIT, Vashi since last twenty years for irradiation applications.


15-08-2009

The indigenous 10 MeV RF electron Linac facility at EBC, Kharghar is used for radiation processing. This operates in either in electron beam mode or in X-ray mode.


22-05-2012

This indigenous Electron beam welding machine facilitates in-house as well as industry needs for welding of reactive and refractory metals.
\r\nThis machine is located at Room no. 46, Old Training School, BARC.


23-10-2012

The 40kJ system is been currently used for Aluminum (5052) Tube to Aluminum (5052) Sheet expansion welding and D9 to SS316LN compression welding. This is located at Room no. 002, Hall no. 9, BARC.


21-01-2015

70kJ Electromagnetic Welding/Forming is presently used for D9 tube to SS316LN end plug welding trials that has potential application in Fast Breeder Reactor Fuel Pin. This machine is located at Room no. 002, Hall no. 9, BARC.


26-01-2020

The primary objective of the project is to develop a dual energy Linear accelerator for indigenous cargo scanning technology and establish a domestic manufacturing base.



Technologies Developed

06-11-2019

12kW, 80kV Electron Beam Welding (EBW) Machine is used for welding circular seams (280 mm maximum outer diameter) and linear seams (200 mm maximum length) of refractory as well as high strength materials such as Niobium, Zircalloy and maraging steel.


14-06-2019

Fast Current Transformer (FCT) is used for non-destructive measurement of pulsed beam current. This passive, UHV compatible, in-flange FCT measure pulse beam currents of duration up to 10 µs with a sensitivity 3 V/A and droop is less than 5%/ µs.
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14-09-2017

Indigenous 20kV, 40kJ EMM machine consists mainly of a capacitor bank, a fast acting discharge switch (triggatron spark gap) and its related controls. A variety of Electromagnetic manufacturing tools (coil and field shaper) have been developed for forming and welding applications.
\r\n20kV, 40kJ Electromagnetic Manufacturing Machine Technology was successfully transferred to ECIL, Hyderabad in the year 2017.


27-04-2015

Electromagnetic Manufacturing (EMM) process is the state of art technology for shaping and joining of metals in near atmospheric conditions.
\r\n25kV, 70kJ Electromagnetic Manufacturing Equipment Technology was transferred to M/s. Artech Welders Pvt. Ltd. in the year 2015.


16-Dec-2021