Over Bayards history, we have developed the capability of working on projects with exceptional requirements.
A striking example is the manufacturing of components for the Cern's newest generation of practical accelerators (LHC) which are used for fundamental scientific research. This project was ordered by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN - Conseil European pour la Recherche Nucleaire).
Bayards was chosen for the project following strict selection procedures. The project involved high precision in the manufacture of a large number of complex extrusion profiles. These profiles were welded to form the "bottom tray" of this new 27 km long accelerator. This bottom tray is created as well for cooling the accelerator to near absolute zero (-273 Celsius). Due to the cooling, enormous shrinkage occurs which is compensated by the flexible couplings at each end of the profiles.
It involved precision machining, orbital welding, x-ray, vacuum- and helium leak-testing. This project tested our expertise to the limit. It was completed to the full satisfaction of our very demanding client.