Klystron

In previous article I mentioned, that I didn’t managed to remove klystrone tube from metal chassis. After some time I managed to remove it…
Here is the author of this blog and “little” vacuum tube:
Big klystron vacuum tube

All tuning magnets and other stuff is removed. It is bare tube. Weight of the tube is 66kg (145.5lbs). Height? I don’t know, but my height is about 194cm (6 feet and 4 inches).
All bright red-pink parts are made from toxic beryllium oxide (BeO) ceramics. BeO is carcinogenic and may cause chronic beryllium disease. Once fired into solid form, it is safe to handle as long as it is not subjected to any machining that generates dust. It is definitely in solid form.

Original article dated 2008.

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