Experiment 23 – Failure Analysis

It turns out that there may have been a good reason that Experiment 23 did not produce any excess heat.  The pressure gauge melted.  The experiment needs to be repeated since this can be viewed as an equipment failure and the results must be considered invalid. more



New Glow-stick Type Experiment with Calorimetry: Update – Experiment Completed – Equipment Failure

After much work, the calorimetry system is functional and currently running an experiment.  Assuming the experiment concludes without major technical glitches, data will be posted prior to analysis.  Lithium hydroxide was added to the fuel mix to increase the lithium availability without adversely affecting the tube pressure. Fuel Content: Stainless Steel Tube Nickel (INCO 255) […] more

Short Update on Calorimetry System: Updated – 6/8/15

Progress continues towards a workable experimental apparatus utilizing mass flow calorimetry.  The design has advanced with replacing many rigid elements with flexible tubing to mitigate the potential of leaks.  Additionally, the water flow direction is from the bottom of the heat exchanger up through the top.  This reduces the chances of air pockets in the […] more

LENR Calorimeter Characteristics

This post will grow over time as more tests are performed on the operating characteristics of the new joule heating based calorimetry system.  If there are any suggestions about tests you would like to see with the system, please make them here.  This post will essentially serve as a general appendix for future studies utilizing […] more

Calorimetry System for Joule Heating Driven Reactor: Updated 2 – Leak Test Completed

Here is a small update on the research progress.  No experiments have been run for awhile since there was some sensor failure with the induction/calorimetry system.  In the meantime, new meters were received and work has commenced on a new calorimeter for use with a reactor driven by joule heating. Flow and energy meters from […] more

Induction Heating/Calorimeter Charateristics: Updated

As noted in a previous post, I have been working for some time on a new combined induction heating/calorimetry system.  The induction heating coil also serves as a heat exchanger for transferring the heat of the reactor to water.  This is then circulated to a 10 gallon beverage cooler.  The cooler has two submersed temperature […] more

New Experiment Generates Apparent Excess Heat

The reader is invited to provide criticism of the following report to help determine any potential errors.  I have been waiting on presenting these results in full since the experiment was performed on 3/24/15 and 3/25/15, but have made mention of the results in comments.  I am not completely certain of the results, but the results […] more

New Reactor – Update: Leak Fixed

Update (4/14/15): The problem with leaks was fixed.  The major difficulty was the original valve on the 10-gallon cooler.  The valve was removed and replaced with a plastic valve and appropriate barb adapter for the vinyl tubing.  Power measurement calibrations will be performed next.   I wanted to give a little update on my progress with […] more

Promising Results in New Parkhomov Experiment

Alexander Parkhomov has continued his replication attempts of Andrea Rossi’s Hot Cat reactor, and reports promising results in a new experiment.  If the measurements can be believed, he achieved a COP of 3.2 in an extended run.  He is running a new setup that is in the open air rather than his calorimeter.  He reportedly […] more

Parkhomov Demonstration Fails

Bob Greenyer, on behalf of MFMP, visited Alexander Parkhomov in Russia this last week.  Parkhomov had claimed results indicating excess heat production with nickel and lithium aluminum hydride sealed in an alumina tube.  Unfortunately, it appears that the attempt to repeat the previous results failed–possibly due to the reactor rupturing.  Of note, Greenyer said that […] more

Possible Excess Heating with Alternative Hydrogen Source: Calibration Error Concluded

Please see Update 2 at the end.  I believe we can safely conclude that these results were due to calibration error. The current experiment utilizes an alternative method of hydrogen production to that used in previous experiments which gave indications of excess heating (see the first and second).  The previous experiments utilized aluminum powder and […] more

MFMP to Verify Lugano Measurement Techniques

The MFMP is slated to begin an examination of the techniques used for testing Andrea Rossi/Industrial Heat’s latest incarnation of the “Hot Cat” reactor.  Due to some concerns about the validity of the temperature measurements in the most recent third party test, they have embarked on an effort to verify or discount the measurements.  According […] more

Replication of Ni/LiOH Excess Heat Results: Updated – Experiment Completed

  After the earlier success of producing apparent excess heating with a blend of nickel powder, lithium hydroxide, aluminum powder, and iron oxide (Fe2O3), there followed three failed attempts to repeat the results.  The present experiment appears to have been successful.  The fuel was modified in this experiment thanks to fellow Vortex member Jones Beene who […] more

Experiment 3: Completed-No Excess Heat

The third experiment in this series has started with a new control run.  The following modifications have been made: 1) external temperature sensor attached to the top of the tube furnace, and 2) improved mechanical connections between the wire from the power supply to resistance heater wire.  The external temperature sensor data is collected through […] more

Status of Research

With the previous research findings of significant excess heating for approximately 21 hours, the issue was raised of chemical reactions possibly accounting for the reaction.  The attempt to repeat the results empirically ruled out the likelihood of this with no excess heating demonstrated during that run.  It is possible that the chemical reaction used to […] more

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