X-Message-Number: 16713
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 14:15:59 EDT
Subject: new unit in service

The first out-sourced cylindrical fiberglass cryostat is now in service at 
CI, with five patients in it. It can hold one more.

The cost was about $15,000. It cost us about $5,000 in labor and materials 
for Andy Zawacki to remedy its original deficiencies, but we deducted that 
from the price, as agreed in advance. The final total will probably be around 
$17,000, because we still need to fabricate a permanent top, the present top 
being temporary.

We'll report the boil-off when the permanent top is finished and everything 
settles down, but my current guess is 5 or 6 liters per patient per day. 
These are not the world's most thermally efficient units, but they are the 
most rugged and reliable, and easiest to repair if that should ever be 

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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