Even ITER has to shop around for parts.

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Even ITER has to shop around for parts.

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Re: Even ITER has to shop around for parts.

Post by Richard Hull » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:08 pm

Nice little plugs! Well, they got two of 'em; only 998 to go. We gripe about Lesker's $1,000 for a giant simple 60kv+ vacuum rated insulator on CF flange at room temp! $1,000 may not buy the red hardline cable going in and out of those puppies that the guys are holding in the picture, much less the male/female pair of actual connectors! Let us say they get them in a lot of 1,000 for a fire sale price of $3,800 each that is only 3.8 million bucks and all they have are just those particular connectors. Wow! Acting like you are going to do fusion is always expensive.

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Re: Even ITER has to shop around for parts.

Post by Adam Szendrey » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:10 am

That post made me giggle Richard, thanks! If all that money they throw away on ITER would go into furthering fission research, developing, building gen 4 fission reactors....One can only dream!

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Post by Richard Hull » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:52 pm

Amen, Brother!

Fission talks, Fusion walks.

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Progress may have been a good thing once, but it just went on too long. - Yogi Berra
Fusion is the energy of the future....and it always will be
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