Are you certain that a Triac was used at Lugano? I am pretty sure that the drive system was via inverters, which are designed not to produce spikes.
pretty sure ...? inverters ...?
What are you saying? Did you exaggerate with wine?
Did you ever read the document ?
The E-Cat's control apparatus consists of a three-phase TRIAC power regulator, driven by a programmable microcontroller
At least read the Report at page 3 before to write this stuff. Not looking good, is it?