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  • Crane operator | A cabin in the sky

    There are times, at dusk, when the ITER construction platform resembles an airport, with roads and buildings illuminated by yellow and white lights. From their [...]

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  • Assembly | A colossal task made manageable

    For the execution of work during the next project phase—machine and plant assembly up to First Plasma—the ITER Organization has chosen a contractual approach th [...]

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  • Neutral Beam Test Facility | A new agreement for a new era

    The ITER Organization and the Italian consortium Consorzio RFX* have signed a new agreement governing the construction and operation of the ITER Neutral Beam Te [...]

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  • Load tests | Heavyweight champion

    The Assembly Hall, with its two giant tools towering 20 metres above ground, is one of the most spectacular locations on the ITER site. When a dummy load weighi [...]

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  • Fusion's new pioneers | How to go fast enough to make a difference

    Last month in New York, the Stellar Energy Foundation and the Fusion Industry Association co-hosted an invitation-only workshop: 'Roadmap to the Fusion Energy E [...]

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Image of the week

A plasma-enlightened training course

The Vacuum Section hosted approximately 40 people last week from the ITER Organization and the Domestic Agencies for a two-day training session on vacuum. 
   
The orange glow of a plasma produced under a vacuum dome. The two-day Vacuum Lectures event last week, organized for ITER Organization and Domestic Agency participants, was the third of its kind. (Click to view larger version...)
The orange glow of a plasma produced under a vacuum dome. The two-day Vacuum Lectures event last week, organized for ITER Organization and Domestic Agency participants, was the third of its kind.
From the fundamentals of vacuum technologies to the discipline needed to install vacuum components, experts demonstrated all the ways vacuum is absolutely key to ITER success. Lectures were supported by practical demonstrations including vacuum leak testing and the production of plasma discharges in vacuum. 

The vacuum lecture series ... or how to learn all about the importance of vacuum in an intensive and hands-on environment. 


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