New Glow-stick Type Experiment with Calorimetry: Update – Experiment Completed – Equipment Failure
|June 28, 2015||Posted by Jack Cole under Uncategorized|
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.
|Stainless Steel Tube||Nickel (INCO 255)||Lithium Aluminum Hydride||Lithium Hydroxide|
|2100 mg||440 mg||50 mg||350 mg|
For those interested in analyzing data, here is the data from the experiment. Note that the amperage values should be divided by 100. The cool down period is not yet included. The results will be analyzed and reported on this blog.
A preliminary analysis indicates that significant (Rossi/Parkhomov) levels of excess heating were not present in this experiment. In other words, there were no obvious signs of excess heat that warranted a more in-depth analysis. Some pertinent charts are shown below.
Chart A. Near Surface Temp by Input Power
Chart B. Input Power
Chart C. Projected Internal Tube Temperature
Update 2 (6/29/15): Please see this post on the analysis of the failure. This test can be considered invalid due to an equipment failure that was discovered today (see this post).