A Test of the High Temperature E-Cat (Hot Cat)
|September 9, 2012||Posted by Jack Cole under Andrea Rossi, E-Cat, Validation Reports|
Today, a report on the test conducted during the certification process for the E-Cat was released. The report includes many different measurements and provides an analysis of the energy density of the device. Nuclear engineer, Fabio Penon, conducted the test and concluded:
The E-Cat energy source is not conventional. In the Ragone diagram, its energy density places it very far from any conventional source. The mass which is considered to be active at the denominator is surely higher than the actualone, because a residue of sealant putty remained stuck to the resistors, as may be seen in the photograph on p. 5 of the report, and its inert weight was not subtracted from the total. On the other hand, power consumption measurements were less than optimal, because of the reported problem with the control panel; the smallness of the mass at the denominator ishowever sufficient to absorb measurement tolerances.
The COP (coefficient of performance) is not calculated in the report. The energy density is calculated in two ways based on two alternate hypotheses. Here are the average power densities based on the two hypotheses:First hypothesis Outer temperature equals inner temperature (2.468-1.28)/0.02038 = 58 kW/kg Second hypothesis Inner and outer radiated power are equal
(3.66-1.28)/0.02038 = 117 kW/kg
If we look at the calculations for the first hypothesis, the average output power is 2.468kW and the average energy consumed (input) is 1.28kW. So to calculate COP we would take 2.468kW/1.28kW giving a COP of 1.93. For the second hypothesis, performing the same calculation, we get a COP of 2.86. Rossi has previously claimed a COP of 6, but it has been noted that this test did not include periods of the device running in self-sustain mode. Presuming that the periods of self-sustain mode work as claimed, it certainly seems conceivable that the device could reach the claimed COP value of 6. Additionally, the conclusion of the nuclear physicist that the energy density is far “from any conventional source” provides strong support for Rossi’s claims.