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How the vessel looks now

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To produce an image like this at JET requires very thorough preparation, communication and co-operation between several departments. It would not be...

Week 48: A special customer

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JET is one of only about 10 ‘customers’ connected directly to the UK supergrid, which is the network of pylons transferring power around the country...

Heating with atoms

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The eye-catching rectangular structure in this image is a neutraliser as part of the Neutral Beam Test Bed. The surrounding circular structure is...

Week 47: A highly appreciated delivery

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The last batch of tungsten coated tiles has now arrived from the coating plant in Romania. These tiles will be used in the areas that experience the...

The mock-up vessel

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The picture shows the In-Vessel Training Facility of the JET vessel. It is equipped with dummy components, as well as spare and prototype units. The...

Week 46: Pitfalls in procurement

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Further Reading TAE antennas Diagnosing fusion plasmas JET has two ‘Toroidal Alfven Eigenmode’ (TAE) antenna arrays installed inside...

Preserved for the future

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Further reading Web Archive of the British Library Energy section The British Library selected the EFDA JET web page as a key site of...

Week 45: A large number of welds on pipework

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In week 7 we explained about drying the ‘central support columns’ (CSC) from the Neutral Injection Boxes. Since then the two CSCs have been upgraded...

Nicer than the real thing

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More pictures of the virtual vessel This beautifully coloured 3D illustration shows the JET vessel (orange) and the Neutral Beam Injection...

Week 44: New images from the wall coming soon!

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Many of the diagnostic systems on JET are being upgraded during this year, but there are a few completely new systems that are currently being...

Power supplies at JET

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More pictures from the construction phase This week’s picture was taken in 1985 during the construction phase of JET. It shows the power...

Week 43: As clean as a whistle

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The shutdown has entered the phase of cleaning the vessel prior to the fitting of the ITER-Like Wall of beryllium and tungsten tiles. This...

A fuel gun

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Further reading High Frequency Pellet Injector Project The picture shows what is basically a gas-powered machine gun capable of firing...

Week 42: A milestone!

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We have now reached a milestone in the shutdown! This week, the first plasma-facing component of the new ITER-Like Wall has been installed. Until...

Connected to the grid

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Picture gallery “Flywheels” Flywheels at JET To perform an experiment at JET that requires a large volume of high temperature plasma,...