Firax Tech replic series


  • Collect the second version of the reactor. Few characteristics: two quartz tubes, one of them is fuel working, the other protective. I plan to put manometre up to 10 bar. The rest later, is just now a problem with the installation of a thermocouple inside.

  • Less than an hour I run the experiment, as well as control manually, the thermostat will insure in the event of a sharp rise in temperature.
    Every hour will update photos from sensor readings. The experiment was designed to test hydrogen leak through the quartz
    All references are added before starting.
    https://mega.co.nz/#F!OYI1zDoK!3Z5ICjog31VQeYKcf8Cn9Q



  • Conclusions after the experiments with quartz - quartz does not fit or use the tube with very thick walls. The entire reactor tube can be seen a large number of microcracks. Inside there is fragile white coating that is likely the result of reaction of the fuel with quartz. The spiral of nichrome covered with solid white microspots, pleasant to the touch, is likely the result of the reaction with hydrogen.
    It was the last experiment with quartz, now has 20 of ceramic tubes brands С799.

  • The first reactor cell from the ceramic tube is ready, the fuel used by Parkhomov nickel.
    A little technical data:
    Ceramic tube
    Size (DxdhL): 10x5x140 mm
    a rod of circular cross section
    Size (DhL): 5,0x40 mm
    Material: alumina ceramic grade S799
    Max. operating temperature of the material: 1600 ° C


    The fuel composition
    500 mg of nickel
    50mg LiAlH4


    Heater
    Cantal - 2m = 57 turns, 10.58 ohms, the diameter of 0.6mm.


    To seal the used refractory cement prescription Parkhomov.
    Al2O3 powder ~ 2 μm particle size - 1.5 g
    ZnO powder particle size unknown - 0.5 g
    Na2SiO3 solution 37.5% - 2.9 ml


    The cell is assembled as in the photo, the two sleeves are recessed into the tube to 5mm, 50mm cavity tube filled with fuel.
    Complete sealing of the spiral should slightly increase the service life of Cantal.
    Thermocouple not installed before the experiment will be collected second cell without fuel, temperature measurements which are held inside and outside, and the findings make the necessary calibration for the working cell. Measurements of the temperature will produce a thermocouple attached to the surface of the reactor.



    The launch is scheduled for today, but the date may be pushed to the next day. A few hours before I Stream, notified separately. :)

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  • Thanks for the technical data, this is good, particularly for all replications and future replicators.


    I notice that the Parkhomov cement formulation has a substantial proportion of zinc oxide (ZnO) powder.


    I see the Merck Index indicates that ZnO sublimes.


    This might have a couple of consequences:


    1. Once brought to operating temperatures the ZnO vapor may migrate into the reactor core, since sublimation can drive ZnO vapor in any direction. This could be a possible variable that should be accounted for by further replicators who might, for example, use a commercial cement of a different composition.


    2. ZnO sublimation may lead to a thinning or weakening of the refractory cement. [But, hopefully it forms some sort of ceramic
    alloy with the aluminum oxide and water glass, contributing to the strength of the heated cement.]


    Best of luck.

  • I would like to apologize for the delay in the launch. I had to go to the other end of the city for a second power meter. On the road, I thought how very clearly identify any excess heat. Now I will collect a second reactor, but without fuel, I connect it to the working reactor in series, and will monitor the temperature of the two cells at the same time.
    I think for me and for you the best starting time will be tomorrow morning, undue haste could damage the experiment. :)

  • I like the idea of a second reactor.
    You may want to keep it away or put an insulation between the two, so that the active reactor will not heat the control reactor and make the difference in temperatures less.
    Try also to make the seal perfect :)

  • I really like the wire supported reactor.


    Every method to reduce experiment cost means more experiments for less money.


    The wire does the job and causes no serious compromise. Excellent.


    An even lower cost method with only two vertical wires seems achievable.

  • Yes good engineering.
    moreover this simplicity probably reduce many possible artifacts that heavy and complex structure would cause.


    the more you add things around the reactor, the more you trouble the heat transfer from theory.

  • Congratulations, Denis. That system held together a very long time. Great stuff.


    We should all keep in mind that it is very early days. Remember Alexander P's large collection of damaged reactors, and Rossi's claims of killing many, many, many more reactors.


    One other note: If you knew you would eventually succeed, would you quit at 100 defeats? At 200? Some people never say die. Sometimes they change the world. :borg:

  • Hi all


    The Fuelled Reactor has been around 100 degrees hotter throughout much of experiment. This may be down to just having more solids in the reactor. However the Fuelled reactor seems to be a lot hotter along its whole central length and begins to sag. Action happens at around -2:14 onwards. Significant heat shimmer has been visible for some time above the fuelled reactor it is also expanding and sagging along a considerable length. The reactor then shorts and reaches very high temperatures but this is normal in an electrical short. The fuelled reactor sensor, which dictates current, then goes and power is consequently cut off. The Control/dummy reactor then cools as per expectation while the Fuelled reactor remains hot for a considerable time, going on the continued heat shimmer as there is no longer a sensor as it has been melted.


    I would suggest two boiling water systems be optioned to take off heat.


    Also a fill of fuel minus Li Al H in the dummy to give a closer match on latent heat capacity of the fill in the fuelled reactor.


    Kind Regards walker