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See ITER as you've never seen it before

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After watching The world's largest puzzle: Assembly of the ITER Cryostat, we believe you'll never think of ITER in the same way again.

In this six-minute video co-produced by ITER's Assembly and Operations Division (CIE Directorate) and ITER Communication, you'll travel inside the cryostat as the ITER vacuum vessel is assembled and aligned. You'll see which components will be positioned first, and how. You'll stand at the bottom of the bioshield as the largest single component of the ITER machine, the base of the cryostat, descends from far above into position.

And you'll see many of the 161 specialized tools custom-built to assemble, lift and finally manoeuver ITER's supersized components—tools that have loading capacities that vary from 500 tonnes to 3,800 tonnes for the in-pit assembly tool that will grasp all nine sectors together in order to align the vessel structure.

The world's largest puzzle will take you through the main assembly of the ITER vacuum vessel. A second video is in the planning stages for the second phase of ITER assembly: the installation of in-vessel components using specialized remote handling devices.

Enjoy the show!

Please also have a look at the new Assembly pages on the ITER website for further information on assembly, specialized tooling and alignment.

Click here to view the video...

Many more videos are available on the ITER video page...

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