Friday, October 7, 2011

Results of the Successful October 6th Test in Bologna are in

Well, it looks as though a total of around 3.5 hours of continual heat produced in self-sustaining mode after an initial run-up of 4 hours to archive self-sustaining.
The results have seemed to quell some of the skeptics out there bu there are still questions and anomalies used in the procedures.
Production of energy was at between 2kW-3kW – around 33% of maximum efficiency. The module is supposed to deliver 27kW of thermal energy.
The real energy production of the device was diminished as there was a significant loss wasted as heat loss with the insulation having been removed.
Total Hydrogen used during the test was about 2 grams
The amount of Ni could not readily be measured as it was internal to the reactor.
If you haven’t seen the results just yet here’s a copy by Mats Lewan of NyTeknik.
The testing finished yesterday around midnight, Italian time.
Rossi and Co. then resumed their work on the 1MW plant this morning at 6:00 AM.

What’s been puzzling me is that the mentioning of a “device producing frequencies” in the summary.
This very question was posed to Andrea Rossi just today and he refuses to commit on this.
·  Dear Francesco Toro:
If the water flow stops for a misfunction, the nickel melts and the reactor cannot work. It’s an intrinsic safety system. Anyway we will provide an emergency water supply, automatically activated through a by pass in case of overheating, to save the charge.
Warm Regards,
·  Andrea Rossi
Dear Sverre Hanch Haslund:
Sorry, it’s confidential.
Warm Regards,
·  Sverre Hanch Haslund
Dear Mr. Rossi,
In Mats Lewan’s detailed report, at 15:53, the following is noted :
“Power to the resistance was set to zero.
A device “producing frequencies” was switched on.
Overall current 432 mA. Voltage 230 V.
Current through resistance was zero, voltage also zero.
From this moment the E-cat ran in self sustained mode.”

Wonder if this as yet unannounced device is something similar to what the Brillouin Energy device utilizes?
The Brillouin device utilizes an “Electro-Magnetic Pulses” of energy which are applied to the pressurized Ni-H to then produce the production of energy.
You can read more about the technology here.

Could that “Secret Catalyst” that has been the constant topic of speculation and consternation by some and it's facts withheld from the public actually be a process applied to the Ni-H in the reactor and not any sort of physical material?

Also, another question made mention today was the weight of the apparatus.The weight of the module has increased with a measured decreased production of power - 3kW.
To this Rossi claims that it’s due to the fact that the added weight of the newly added heat exchanger, lead shielding and thermal insulation that adds up. As far as the power output, the module only had the one reactor unit running during the test whereas the 2 idle reactors could also be utilized.

The story goes that Rossi and the “mysterious” customer are now at an impasse.
The plant was supposed have already been shipped but it is still in Bologna.
Rossi cites that he was advised by his lawyer that there were some discrepancies in the actual terms of the contract and not to agree to it.
Hmmm. Sort of sounds reminiscent of the Defkalion thing.

Rossi emphatically states that there will still be a public unveiling of the 1mW plant somewhere.
I’ve read that it will still be in the US but the shipping time is now a factor and the window of opportunity is diminishing to get it here in time. Maybe it’ll be air shipped to the US. Maybe the plant will actually be demoed in Italy. It’s all up in the air to us, the eagerly awaiting public.
Rossi standing in front of the 1mW plant at yesterday's test

1 comment:

  1. Utilizing em pulses as the catalyst would indeed make sense. And of course, Rossi's refusal to discuss the "frequencies" only lends more credence to this conjecture.