Thursday, June 25, 2009

AECL gets ready to apply the duct tape


Looks like our fav. people are ready to paper over the rusty bucket. This is a very thick aluminum vessel that has gone way over its rated lifetime. They will fix it by applying a coat of paint. As I have said earlier, the seismic capacity is now zero, and the tape doesn't help!

Think of it as a corroded radiator on your car. How long can you keep it going with stop-leak?


Harbles said...

So why is replacement of the entire vessel off the table? Is it welded aluminum panels or a large casting?

Harold Asmis said...

Very specialized, I'm sure it takes a year to get made.

Anonymous said...

Answer to Harper on AECL