The Rossi e-cat plant launch on October 28 has been a successful event for everyone who participated and for Andrea Rossi himself.
During the test, the e-cat plant ran in self-sustained mode for over 5 hours, releasing half of MW of thermal power.
Full report from Bologna below.
TESTS TO PROOF THE LEONARDO 1 MW REACTOR WORKING BY MEANS OF LOW-ENERGY NUCLEAR REACTIONS – PROTOCOL PREPARED BY THE PARTIES
The test has been performed by the parties:
For the customer (omitted – confidential): colonel Engineer Domenico Fioravanti
For the Seller: Leonardo Corporation: Dr. Andrea Rossi
Expert Scientist for the measurement of radiations outside the reactors: Dr. David Bianchini (University of Bologna)
Date of the test: October 28, 2011
Time of the test from 9.00 through 23.00
The test has the goal of comparing the Energy output of the reactor made as in the description of the patent n. WO 2009/ 125444 A1 against the energy consumption of the same.
To reach this goal we have measured the energy inputs the reactor by means of the following instrumentation: [Blank]
Such instrumentation has been certified as follows: [Blank]
The energy output, or production has been measured by means of the integral of the delta T of the water coolant of the reactor in function of the water flow plus the vaporization heat of the water turned into steam. To be conservative, all the water which arrived liquid at the output of the reactor has been collected and its weight has been subtracted from the amount of water that has been considered vaporized.
The water flow rate has been measured by a scaled reservoir and a chronograph all the times that the Customer’s consultant has deemed opportune. This system has been chosen by the Customer.
The temperatures of the water before and after the reactor have been measured by means of the following instrumentation, previously tested by the Customer:
Testo data logger #177 – T3
Testo thermocouples # Testo Alta Temperatura 0613 1212 – AG 1st
The positioning of the thermocouples has been chosen by the customer
As for the radiations we have measured:
THE RADIATIONS EMITTED INTO THE ENVIRONMENT FROM THE REACTOR
The results are reported in attachment 1: no radiation above the background have been registered
The hydrogen tank is been weighed by means of the scale before and after the loading of the hydrogen in the reactor.
Before the loading the weight measured is: 13,604.5 kg
After the loading the weight measured is: 13,602.8 kg
The hydrogen tank pressure has been measured before and after the load:
Hydrogen pressure before the load: 55 bar
Hydrogen pressure after the load: 55 bar
Average temperature of the water at the input 18.3°C
Average temperature of the steam: 104.5°C
Energy consumed from 12.30 (when the reactor has been turned on) and 18.00 (when the reactor has been turned off: wh 66 kWh (sixty six)
Total energy production from 12.30 through 18.00: 2,635.033 kWh.
Water flow rate: l/h 675.6
Water not vaporize total: 5
Water vaporized: total 3716
Total energy produced: (steam kg × 625.5) plus (100 – input water T) × kg of water heated × 1.16 = kWh 2635
Ratio between energy producing energy consumed (COP): 2635:0
Description of test installation:
The 1 MW energy catalyzer (E-Cat) is an assembly of 170 modules of 10 kW each, connected in parallel.
Each module is made by three submodules of 3.3 kW each, put in parallel. All modules are set in a container made by steel. The assemblies commanded by a control panel supplied with the necessary software and all the necessary electronic components, whose description has been detailed in the sale agreement. All the components result to be set as guaranteed from a pulmonary check.
The dimensions of the container are:
Length 5 m
Width 2.6 m
Height 2.6 m
Weight declared from the manufacturer 10 tons
Noise emissions below 50 dB(A) at 5 m from the plant
Waste emissions: none
Gas or smoke emissions: none
Liquid emissions: none
The water is supplied by the reactors by means of 2 pumps with a flow rate capacity of 3,000 l/h regulated by valve at the do flow rate of ~350 L per hour
Type of pumps: DAB jet 82 M
The reactors have been served by a RFG, whose data are reported in the sale agreement description. The energy consumed by the RFG system has been calculated in the calculation of the COP.
The heat made by the reactor has been dissipated in a steam condenser and the water came from the condensation of the heat has been recycled to the reactor. Additional water has been added from the grid to compensate the water evaporated from the reservoir, by means of floating valves, to maintain constant the water level of the reservoir.
The modules have been divided into rows each with an independent pump, so that each pump has a flow rate of 750 kg per hour, for a total of 1,500 kg per hour.
The dissipators have been designed by Leonardo Corporation, and are made by 2 air-water heat exchangers each cooled by two axial fans.
CONCLUSION: The results of the test are satisfactory to accept the delivery. Reserves: TO BE UPGRADED THE SYSTEM OF GASKETS. SOME LEAKS HAVE BEEN NOTICED. [Signed] Ing. Domenico Fioravanti [Illegible] For Leonardo Company [illegible]