New Reactor – Update: Leak Fixed
|April 12, 2015||Posted by Jack Cole under Alexander Parkhomov, Andrea Rossi, E-Cat, Hobbyist LENR|
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 LENR experimentation. As noted in a previous comment, I have seen COP values up to 1.4 to 1.5, but prefer to not present the results in detail until I can confirm the results several times and using different methods.
To that end, I have been working on a new calorimetry and induction heating system. Below is a picture of the setup in its current state. There is still some work to do. There is one last water leak to fix and the Arduino and PC-based control system needs to be installed (the instrumentation). Whereas the hope is that the induction heating system may also double as a calorimeter, I am building a heat exchanger to work with the same calorimeter for use with resistance heating.
I also wanted to share a thought regarding COP/energy balance. I believe a more effective demonstration would be to ignore all heat loss. This is also a matter that pertains to commercializing the process. If you cannot effectively recover more energy in the form of heat than the electricity you use, then there can be no commercial application. For my purposes going forward, I will refer to Effective COP and Effective Energy Balance. It would be most significant to recover more heat energy in the water of the calorimeter than was applied to the heating system (ignoring losses), and this is my goal going forward.