Completion of ITER's 493 anti-seismic pads.

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Completion of ITER's 493 anti-seismic pads.

Post by Chris Bradley » Thu May 03, 2012 5:10 pm

FYI; The tokamak 'pit' has been completed this month with the 493rd anti-seismic pad that will support ITER's toroid.

Thought I'd pin up a strip of pictures of the job so far. I think it gives a good impression of the size the thing is going to be.

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Re: Completion of ITER's 493 anti-seismic pads.

Post by John Futter » Thu May 03, 2012 6:28 pm

Nice to see NZ technology being used

Those are Robinson Seismic base isolators developed about 20 years ago 200m from where I work

They consist of Rubber / Lead the Lead being used to diddipate the energy by melting inside its rubber containment

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Re: Completion of ITER's 493 anti-seismic pads.

Post by Richard Hull » Thu May 03, 2012 7:37 pm

As always in the fusion world, bigger and better dreams require truly bigger and better stuff with money to match.

When done will we get honest, digestable reports of results or the usual public fluff? I am so weary of the latter.

Yes, it's big, but so are some of my farts.

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Re: Completion of ITER's 493 anti-seismic pads.

Post by David Housley » Thu May 03, 2012 11:08 pm

And I suspect many of those farts produce more energy than most tokamaks.. (Sorry, I Just HAD to...)

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Re: Completion of ITER's 493 anti-seismic pads.

Post by Doug Browning » Sat May 05, 2012 10:09 pm

Looks like it's already leaking plasma. Running all over in the pics.

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Re: Completion of ITER's 493 anti-seismic pads.

Post by Chris Bradley » Sat May 05, 2012 10:45 pm

Seismic *pads*, Richard, not your seismic *pants*!

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