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Subject: Re: Vacuum Implosion
Date: Oct 08, 1:57 pm
Poster: Stephen Coley

On Oct 08, 1:57 pm, Stephen Coley wrote:

>Professional implosion shields are most often made up from heavy gauge stainless steel wire mesh and can cost 60% of the price of the bell jar itself!<

The shield I'm preparing to us is a steel pressure tank from a well pump system. The thickness is about 1/8" and it will easily cover the chamber during pump down. In addition, after pump down most casual observation will be made from behind a curved clear plastic shield. Part of our concern is if the plastic shield will survive an unrestrained implosion. Having worked in "explosive" environments before, I realize an implosion can also impart a tremendous energy to a projectile.