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Volume 11, Number 1
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) has a "manufacturing" process that uses "shots" of laser energy focused on a target the size of a BB to create nuclear fusion reactions. Top-level maintenance and calibration are essential.
Easier for the user: an IR thermometer with dual lasers defines the outer edges of the measurement spot.
Critical systems run smoothly with regular maintenance and reliable tools.
Optimize "combined heat and power" with measurement and maintenance in three key areas.
How to avoid generating and paying for power that's affected by harmonics and load unbalance.
Travis Averill of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) uses Fluke instruments to keep laser test shots firing with utmost accuracy.