A view inside AIDA: Researchers will be using the facility to see how dust particles, for example, influence the formation of clouds and precipitation. (Photo: Martin Lober, KIT)
Top precision and dynamics
Babcock Noell is developing and supplying a cylindrical cloud chamber for the sophisticated KIT research project based on the latest state-of-the-art cryogenic/vacuum technology. With its long-standing experience in this area, it is offering a system that makes it possible to dynamically control the temperature in a range from plus 30 degrees Celsius to minus 60 degrees Celsius with a deviation of less than one degree Celsius.
“The development and construction of the cloud chamber are extremely complex, while the ensuing milestones from detailed planning to production and assembly as well as the start-up pose their own unique challenges with a special application of this kind,” explains Dr. Ronald Hepper, managing director of Babcock Noell. “Backed by our long-standing experience and the quality of our work, we want to contribute to the success of this research project and help to ensure that the ambitious targets of the AIDA project are met. In this way, it will be possible to forecast rainfalls with significantly greater precision in the future.