ARPA-E Team Demonstrates Liquid Metal Pumping at 1350C

April 6th, 2016 by Asegun Henry

Last week the ARPA-E team succeeded in reaching one of the most important milestones of the project, namely pumping liquid tin (Sn) at 1350C with an all ceramic pump. This milestone is a huge success for the project and to our knowledge sets the record for the highest temperature fluid ever pumped continuously (i.e., where the pump components operate at the peak temperature. This successful proof of concept opens the door to many new potential applications and most notably high temperature concentrated solar power (CSP). (see video below)

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