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“Part 16 of 16: Cold Fusion to replace nuclear power, hoping even large power companies. Forums talk about infinite energy – critics argue that it is a big scam. Host: Victoria Dyring. Vetenskapens värld”
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Thanks to Hampus Ericsson for the translation.
REPORT ON THE INTERNAL TEST PERFORMED ON THE “HOT CAT”
Report date: October 9th 2012
NOTICE : THIS REPORT IS ISSUED BY LEONARDO CORPORATION, NOT BY A THIRD PARTY. TESTS PERFORMED BY AN INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY WILL BE RELEASED UPON COMPLETION OF THE SAME.
IN THE PRESENT REPORT, WE ARE PRESENTING DATA OBTAINED BY US THROUGH A PARALLEL TEST PERFORMED WITH THE SAME INSTRUMENTATION USED BY SAID THIRD PARTY, ON THE SAME REACTOR, THE SO-CALLED “HOT CAT”.
PLEASE CONSIDER THESE FIGURES AS THOSE WE REASONABLY EXPECT TO SEE CONFIRMED IN THE FORTHCOMING INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY TEST.
THE REACTOR WAS MANUFACTURED IN THE USA.
MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTATION WAS CHOSEN SUBSEQUENTLY TO THE SWEDISH TEST PERFORMED ON SEPT. 6TH.
MEASUREMENTS WERE THEREFORE PERFORMED WITH THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE PRECISION, AVOIDING THE USE OF AMP CLAMPS AND VOLTMETERS, IN PLACE OF WHICH THE INSTRUMENT DESCRIBED IN ATTACHMENT # 2 (MODULATED BY A VARIAC INSTEAD OF A TRIAC POWER SOURCE) WAS USED.
Please take note of the data format: a period “.” is used to indicate the decimals and a comma “,” to indicate the thousands, not vice versa as in many countries; for instance, 2,000.00 means “two thousand point zero hundredths”.
The reactor is a cylinder having the following dimensions:
- Length: 33 cm
- Diameter: 8.6 cm
(See photos in the Penon Report attached)
Surface: 891 cm2
The internal cylinder has been eliminated; energy measurements were performed on the external surface only, through the Stephan-Boltzmann equation.
Weight without charge: 4331 g
Weight before test: 4351 g
Weight after test: 4350 g
Charge weight: 20 g
Test started: Sept 25th at 08.00 AM
Test completed: Oct 9th at 08.00 AM
Total duration of the test: 336 hours
Time from reactor startup to full power: 4 hours
Reactor shutdown time: 4 hours
Net operation time for stabilized reactor: 328 hours
Average room temperature: 25 °C
Temperature reached after 4 hours: 1050 °C
Average temperature for the following 328 hours: 1050 °C
Self-sustaining mode operation, total time: 118 hours
Peak power consumption: about 5 kW
Average power consumption: about 2.4 kW (two point four kW)
TOTAL ENERGY CONSUMED
T(°K)4 = 2.838 * 1012
Wh = 2.838 * 1012 * 5.67 * 10-8 * 8.91 * 102 * 10-4 = 14.337 Wh * h-1 (fourteen point three hundred and thirty-seven kWh per hour)
TOTAL ENERGY IRRADIATED
3.268/278.4 = 11.7 (eleven point seven)
163.4 MW * kg-1 (one hundred and sixty-three point four MWh per kg)
(see the Ragone Plot at p. 15 of the Penon Report attached)
INSTRUMENT USED FOR MEASURING
TEMPERATURE ON THE EXTERNAL SURFACE:
Optris PI 160 Camera (see Attachment 1)
INSTRUMENT USED FOR MEASURING POWER
CONSUMPTION DURING THE TEST
Tursdale Technical Services, PCE-830 (See Attachment 2)
EXTERNAL REACTOR SURFACE COATING
Black paint, proprietary formulation, resistant up to 1200° C, made specifically for Leonardo Corp. by Universokrema, Treviso, Italy.
This test is under scrutiny by an independent third party.
DIRECTOR OF THE TEST:
DR. ANDREA ROSSI
Leonardo Corp have a number of Licensees for its products for various regions around the world including its northern Europe Licensee Hydro Fusion Ltd, which also attended the E-Cat 1MW October test. All E-Cat Licensees have attended demos of operating E-Cat units.
A convention will be held for all E-Cat Licensees and is set for October. An official list of all licensees will then be published online here at ECAT.com.
ECAT 1 MW Updates
One ECAT 1 MW plant has been delivered and is working in a military facility. Andrea Rossi recently made the following statement:
“The 1 MW plant has been delivered and is working in a military concern. It has been made in the USA, after the October test of the prototype made in Italy; such prototype will be delivered, with the modifications which we will complete based on what we learnt from the model at work, to a European Customer in July. ”
- The ECAT 1 MW plant in USA is now stable at very high temperatures.
- The industrial plants will get the necessary certification within weeks.
- The price for an E-Cat 1 MW plant is still $1.5M; orders can be made from the inquiry form on the right side at this website.
ECAT Home Updates
The development of the ECAT Home unit is progressing according to plan. An important temperature stability has been achieved in the E-Cat home unit development. The safety issues related to the E-Cat home unit running at very high temperatures are now in progress.
The certification progress is well underway and Leonardo Corp is working closely with an independent safety authority to minimize the time to certification. Leonardo Corp is now awaiting the exact requirements related to a rapid emergency shut-off system for the E-Cat home unit.
If you want to use the E-Cat like a standalone independent heating unit, you will need to connect it to a radiator through a circuit. This must be done by a professional installer, for safety reasons.
The instruction manual for the E-Cat will be developed according to specifications from the independent safety authority and will be published on ECAT.com.
The final cost of the home device will be set after certifications are acquired.
To pre-order an ECAT Home unit just fill in the ECAT inquiry form to the right.
ECAT Technology Updates
Leonardo Corp and Andrea Rossi is currently working on a new reactor type with specifications far better than the previous versions of E-Cat. The canonical improvement is that the new E-Cat is now working stably at much higher temperatures than previously achieved. These temperatures allows for a vast number of electricity solutions at 40%+ gross heat-to-power efficiencies and 25%+ net efficiencies taking into account the power used by the process. The design allows for merely any heat transferring media including water/steam, heat-transferring-oils, molten salts but also hot air.
The high temperature E-Cat reactor currently in test also opens up for applications with Stirling Engines. The new reactor is smaller in size and has a charge of 1.5 grams and more shielding than the original reactor. The new progress also gives the possibility to increase the COP for industrial applications.
Currently a one month long E-Cat test is in progress as part of the new development process. Stay tuned to ECAT.com for the latest developments.
You can find more ECAT 1MW pictures here.
Dear reader, here are the latest developments regarding the ECAT in April:
- The ECAT is environmentally perfectly safe to use and will respect product application requirements
- The ECAT is in the process of being certified by an independent safety authority
- If temperature goes above allowed limit, the Nickel inside the device melts and the ECAT stops because melted Ni does expels all absorbed Hydrogen.
- (The ECAT uses regular Nickel, thus eliminating some of the theories that rely on nano-sized particles to deal with the nuclear barrier effect)
- Regardless of the mass of lead, the ECAT is stable up to 200 degrees Celsius.
- In case the reactor heats by accident, the lead shield of the ECAT unit is not affected because it is isolated in an area that remains under 200 degrees Celsius all the time.
- (Liquid lead has created problems when used as a primary fluid. It’s been tested with the ECAT, but it’s not a viable alternative, because it can generate issues such as: pump problems, condensation when the temperature goes down for any reason, etc.)
- In case of a short blackout, the ECAT goes in self-sustained mode under the control of an electronic system.
- In case of a longer blackout, the control system turns off the ECAT and the stopping process lasts 1 hour.
- Currently the restart process is a manual one and can be transmitted remotely through a cell phone.
- ECATS’s maximum temperature achievable with an optimum number of cores connected in series is today 260 degrees, potentially higher without changing phase heat vectors
Rossi is planning to set up a division to produce and sell thermal energy and adding ECAT plants to the district heating grids and later electric grids.
Various potential technologies suitable for a power-generating module for the ECAT Home device have been suggested and are in the pipeline to be tested.
Most important advantages of would be:
- Modern design
- Scalability (from 1.2 KW to 15KW)
- Steam turbine tech
- Operate on 200 degrees C steam