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Copenhagen Atomics, a Danish TMSR technology start-up, did a live presentation of their molten salt loop in November 2017 and this has now been made available for everyone to see.
"... you have the possibility of having a really rapid prototyping period where you can run experiments, learn from your mistakes and build new, better and safer reactors."
The intention of Copenhagen Atomics' molten salt loop is to do chemical analysis in relation to Thorium Molten Salt Reactor. The demo shown in this video uses a FliNaK salt at 600C. The loop was initially built for the company's own research, but in order for this technology and industry to grow, they also want others to access it and it is therefore for sale.
The overall approach of Copenhagen Atomics is different to competitors in the sense that they are not trying to build the perfect reactor from start but rather aim at it though trial and error. 'A lot of people want to design reactors right away that are supposed to work 60 years, like building the first molten salt reactor. We see this as the totally wrong way to go about this. Ours is something you can build cheaply, operate cheaply, and where you have the possibility of having a really rapid prototyping time period where you can run experiments, learn from your mistakes, build new, better and safer reactors', says Aslak Stubsgaard, part of the Copenhagen Atomics team.
Also, rather than offering a full reactor solution, the company focuses on building the sub-components that are needed for molten salt reactors so that everyone can start using them. These components include e.g. measurement systems, salt clean-up and control systems.