ILU Industrial Electron Accelerators

Since 1970 in The Institute of Nuclear Physics the pulse linear accelerators of ILU type are developed and supplied to the industry. The ILU machines are purposed for wide application in various technological processes and designed for continuous and round-the-clock work in industrial conditions.

The pulse nature of the generated electron beam (their main difference from the widely used high voltage accelerators generating continuous electron beam) permits to adapt ILU machines easily to technological processes requiring formation of an irradiation zone with a complex configuration.
The most bright example of such process is the irradiation of polymer insulation of cables and thermoshrinkable tubes. In this case the usage of 4-sided irradiation permits sharply to raise the productive rate of process, to improve quality of production and to expand the nomenclature of treated products without increase of electron energy.

Applications: • sterilization of medical goods (syringes, clothes, implants, etc), medicinal preprations made of vegetal matters, food products • production of heat-shrinkable tubes & cuffs, heat resistant tubes for hot water supply, heat-shrinkable and foamed films • improvement of electrical, thermal & mechanical resistance of the insulation of wires/cables 

Main Specifications of ILU accelerators 
Model Electron energy range, MeV Electron beam power (max), kW Average beam current (max), mA Productivity(10Mrad), kg/h Consumption (3-380V), kW Accelerator weight, t Local shielding
ILU-8 0.4-1.0 20 25 400 80 0.6 76
ILU-6 1.2-2.5 20 17 400 100 2.2 -
ILU-6M 1.0-2.0 40 20 800 120 2.2 -
ILU-10 2.5-4.0 50 20 1000 150 2.9 -
ILU-10M 2.5-4.0 30 12 600 120 2.5 -

           Accelerator Size (ILU-10)
           Minimum Room Size (ILU-10)