Following the success of the e-cat meeting at the Polo Technologico inPordenoneItaly, the self-sustain Hot Cat has immediately created a buzz in the LENR community. Clearly it is the most talked about subject in the scientific community that once considered LENR as a pseudo science. Today, the scientific and academic circles are gradually showing interest to the development of the e-cat LENR based technology of Italian inventor Andrea Rossi.
On his official blog Journal of Nuclear Physics, Rossi answered some interesting questions related to his self sustain fusor reactor. Steven N. Karels asked the following questions:
- I therefore understand the total amount of time the Hot eCat spent in self-sustaining mode (SSM) was 218 hours?
b. The 218 hours consisted of a number of separate SSM periods, ranging in duration from minutes to hours?
c. During those SSM periods, no electricity was used to heat the Hot eCat, the electricity only supplied power to the control system?
d. During the SSM period, the surface temperature stayed within some range. Can you specifiy the temperature range while in SSM?
d. 1030/1070 °C
Tom Conover, another frequent poster on JONP blog, wrote:
In the test results, 218 hours of self sustained mode was identified. Frank on E-Cat News Live Feed stated today that “The Hot Cat, developed by Andrea Rossi, just completed a rigorous test in which it has run for 218 consecutive hours in self sustained mode.”
1) Is it true? 218 consecutive hours in ssm?
2) If not true, how long are the ssm event durations?
3) Does the Hot-Cat still require one hour power, one hour ssm segments?
God bless you Andrea, your work and spirit reflect love for all.
1- 218 hours of ssm is true
2- the duration is regulated by the control system, are not regular, dependon many factors: can be 1 hour, 2 hours, or minutes
3- no, the Hot cat works differently.
Thank you very much for the wish, I need it.
With all these talks surrounding the SSM, the high temperature e-cat is already in a new level. However, an e-cat follower named Mark thinks that SSM is a bad thing. He explained:
“If a commercial unit reaches SSM then any loss of cooling will lead to failure of the E-CAT (core full of molten Nickel). It may be that the reaction can be controlled by removal of the Hydrogen source but no information currently given suggests this is a viable option.
I would think investigation of SSM in the lab is valid primarily to know how to avoid this situation although the closer you can get to SSM without achieving it the better you COP will be. The only time I would think SSM is usable would be when the E-CAT is idling (at temperature but not producing usable heat, Heat generated = heat lost, home heating system) although even then it could be dangerous for the reliability of the unit.”
This is a very interesting comment regarding the SSM Hot Cat simply because Mark has a different view when it comes to the theory behind the Hot Cat operation. Hopefully, Rossi can provide us an answer on this matter.
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