The N.8 mercury target container
The Mercury Target Container Unit 8 was delivered to J - PARC (High Intensity Proton Accelerator Facility) on the 22nd of September 2017. Metal Technology Co. Ltd.’s engineering division was responsible for designing and manufacturing the Mercury Target for the 7th time. Under the guidance of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), we thoroughly reviewed the contents of the design and production of Unit 7, the previous product, and applied several improvements to this new Unit. As a result, we were able to complete it after a 2 year design and production period. In mid-April 2018, at J-PARK, a proton beam of around 300kW has been continuously irradiated under user manual operation. From the end of April, we have been able to meet our original goal of operating at 500kW.