Fives Nordon has delivered to CEGELEC, a toric manifold for Ariane 6 launcher
Fives Nordon has delivered to CEGELEC, a toric manifold for Ariane 6 launcher.
The purpose of this equipment is to channel the combustion exhaust stream of Vulcan engines during rocket lift off. More accurately, the torus creates a slightly depressing area by high speed injection of nitrogen under the engines in order to drive hydrogen vapours resulting of rocket nozzle cooling that upwell along the wall.
The manufacturing of this equipment combines some of Fives' highest expertise and technical skills in hot induction bending, welding, pickling and inspections.