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April 8–10, 2021
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Fusion Science and Technology
Understanding the ITER Project in the context of global Progress on Fusion
(photo: ITER Project gangway assembly)
The promise of hydrogen fusion as a safe, environmentally friendly, and virtually unlimited source of energy has motivated scientists and engineers for decades. For the general public, the pace of fusion research and development may at times appear to be slow. But for those on the inside, who understand both the technological challenges involved and the transformative impact that fusion can bring to human society in terms of the security of the long-term world energy supply, the extended investment is well worth it.
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From time to time, or as the need arises, the president will establish special committees with specific terms to examine Society or industry-wide issues.
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ANS Economic Imperative Student Design Project: "The Economic Imperative: From Building to Manufacturing"
The ANS Board of Directors has approved the launch of a nationwide student design project, aimed at using mass production technology to achieve the economic imperative.
Mass production designs need to be pre-licensed. Production engineers can then take these into the factories, and fabricate large modules that can be assembled quickly on site. Mass production lines could produce a steam generator a day; a pressure vessel per week. We do not need new reactor concepts or new fuel cycles. This will use innovation, change and transition to use existing technology to produce competitive products.
In addition, innovative designs will undoubtedly emerge from a fresh look at water-cooled reactor technology by young engineers already steeped in computerized design, instrumentation and control, from large high technology industries such as aerospace.
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