Experiments with tritium are rare events which spark curiosity amongst the fusion community both in Europe and beyond. The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, home to JET, has just received the first batch of tritium as part of preparations for the next set of full tritium experiments scheduled in 2017/2018.
Every component going into JET goes through the beryllium handling facility for a security screening and a passport check
Maintenance completed, pump down has commenced on a “cleaner than expected” JET torus.
It’s a tricky process making sure you are measuring your fusion power correctly.
While others caroused during the Christmas – New Year break, the Shift Techs and Incident Response Officers were on duty 24 hours a day.
In its 30th year of operation, JET is preparing to push its performance to even higher levels.
As JET goes into a period of maintenance and upgrade, staff prepare to work hard during shutdown.