The key components of the test bench were assembled in late 2012. In terms of fluids, that involved the installation of a supercritical CO2 loop and a cooling water loop. In terms of sensors, it included the implementation of a number of pressure, temperature, position and torque sensors, among others.
The test bench will enable a series of test plans to be carried out with the aim of experimentally validating the models produced of our first-generation thermal compressor. The prototype has been equipped with the necessary components and will be connected to the test bench sometime in January.