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Vacuum PA countersigned by US ITER

Lynne Degitz, U.S. ITER

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Ray Johnson, Wayne Steffey, Mike Hechler, Dave Rasmussen and Walt Gardener looked on as US ITER Project Manager Ned Sauthoff signed off on the Procurement Arrangement for ITER Vacuum Auxiliary Systems on 14 April 2011, which was finalized on schedule. The ITER Organization and US vacuum teams will now move ahead with final design and fabrication for the main piping components, including pipe runs, pipe run supports, and vacuum leak testing equipment.


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