StoRIES Infrastructures: KIT LIMCKa

Liquid Metal Competence centre Karlsruhe LIMCKa of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - The LIMCKa Labs consist of liquid metal facilities for materials, thermal ES systems and loop components testing.

State of the art: LIMCKa is an innovative laboratory that enables the development of a first-of-its-kind thermal ES system with liquid metal and filler material, as well as the production of hydrogen from natural gas without carbon dioxide emission

Services currently offered by the infrastructure: Material testing in stagnant liquid metals at different conditions, testing of direct and indirect thermal ES systems with liquid metal as heat transfer fluid, loop components testing (valves, pumps, measurement devices) in liquid metal flows (temperatures from the melting temperature of the liquid metal up to 550°C, heating power up to 1 MW, cooling power up to 500 kW)