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by Michael Bretti
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System
Replies: 58
Views: 31624

Re: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System

Quick update on the cooling system build. The primary and secondary water tanks have been completed and assembled. Attached to the tanks are the thermocouple gauges, as well as fill ports at the top, and brass hose fittings for the cooling lines. A couple of additional ports were added as mentioned ...
by Michael Bretti
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Books & References
Topic: Vacuum Engineering Textbooks
Replies: 4
Views: 6831

Re: Vacuum Engineering Textbooks

No problem, great to hear you could find all four books for even less. I believe when I ordered my books, it took much less than the estimated wait time. In any case, they are definitely worth the wait, especially the first two books on the list.
by Michael Bretti
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Books & References
Topic: Vacuum Engineering Textbooks
Replies: 4
Views: 6831

Re: Vacuum Engineering Textbooks

Ameen, It depends on the level of depth you want to get into, and what information you are seeking exactly. If you want to get into the basics of high vacuum components and systems without getting too deep, the last two books are great references. However, if you want to get into more advanced topic...
by Michael Bretti
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System
Replies: 58
Views: 31624

Re: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System

A few updates on the cooling system, control system, and overall direction of this project. For the cooling system, the secondary tank capacity was increased a bit from the initial design. I had originally spec'd a 3"x10" pvc tank. However, since I was already using 4" pvc for the main tank and had ...
by Michael Bretti
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Books & References
Topic: Vacuum Engineering Textbooks
Replies: 4
Views: 6831

Vacuum Engineering Textbooks

Just wanted to share a list of the vacuum engineering textbooks I have acquired for my own system designs and research. I had initially checked them out at the library, but I found them so good and such excellent resources, that I bought my own copies. They can be found for only a few dollars used o...
by Michael Bretti
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Books & References
Topic: Two Vacuum Engineering Titles
Replies: 2
Views: 4573

Re: Two Vacuum Engineering Titles

I have several excellent vacuum engineering books that I obtained used for only a few dollars online that you may be interested at looking into. I have read them all several times, and reference them heavily for my own vacuum calculations and research. They have been invaluable to my endeavors and k...
by Michael Bretti
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System
Replies: 58
Views: 31624

Re: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System

New update on the cooling system build. I have finally finalized the CAD designs and layout for the system. I have posted a full overview description as well as system specs, which can be found in the link below. I plan on eventually adding the engineering drawing sheets for all of the components, a...
by Michael Bretti
Sun May 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: A theory of a possible method of fusion
Replies: 27
Views: 25756

Re: A theory of a possible method of fusion

Magnetrons can be exceptionally dangerous devices, and should not be taken lightly by the inexperienced. However, (as purely a scientific example and not an endorsement to do this yourself), it is certainly very possible to excite plasmas with a magnetron, and indeed magnetrons at this range are oft...
by Michael Bretti
Sun May 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System
Replies: 58
Views: 31624

Re: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System

Yes, I am fully aware of the hazards, particularly with xrays. This device will not be operational for quite a while, so it will be a long term endeavor. I also work at a nuclear research facility so I have plenty of experience with radiation hazards and training. I also directly work with these dev...
by Michael Bretti
Sun May 27, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System
Replies: 58
Views: 31624

Re: High Vacuum Engineering Design, Analysis, and Build of a Small-Scale Multipurpose System

Quick build update. Most of the 80/20 table has been completed over a week ago. Still leaving some of the center support beams off until I actually start mounting equipment: 20180519_214150-1.jpg The design of the chiller system has just about been finalized, and almost all of the remaining parts ha...