Our work on ITER has begun. We are now in the starting phase where we are applying our Cocoon foils to the lower cylinder of the ITER cryostat
This is but one section of a so-called giant Thermos that will envelop the ITER Tokamak. Standing 12 metres high, it represents one-third of the total height of the ITER machine. Once we got to work on it the sheer enormity of the construction is clearly felt. It was no job for the faint of heart as it was an assignment that involved much calculation, planning, insight, teamwork, and working at height. The first phase is to apply our proprietary Cocoon foils around the cryostat before spraying the Cocoon “skin”. This synthetic skin that is formed seals the lower cylinder hermetically and protects it from weather, moisture and dust. Inside of the cocoon, the enclosed air is kept constantly circulating and humidity is maintained at a steady 38 percent—conditions that prevent the formation of corrosion or mould.
Located in beautiful surroundings at the famous Provence, our team was able to also enjoy a little R n R on the weekend. We still have a couple of days to go on this project and so far we have delivered a magnificent result.
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