This is my attempt at transcribing the notes
LION Test Run
ALAN Made 3 Test Blocks at L.F.H
ONE for Himself.
ONE for MFMP-Alan in America has one.
ONE was sent to LION.
My recollection is that they were all calibrated to 1°C accuracy. Alan in America would have done his own thorough calibration run, so both his and Alan's can be relied upon to be believable to sceptics and therefore as a guide to the general characteristics of THIS block.
When I received the Block from (ALAN LFH) I put a X on the top so to identify it easily from my own several LFH Blocks.
The Block has not been ran till the day of this test so the glass tubes & coils are in the same condition as when not run by ALAN. The following short calibration is not to test or corroborate ALAN's own test results since I unconditionally accept what he has recorded-stored as data and reported.
The sole purpose of this calibration is to establish for myself the various PID temperatures, attained when the DIAL of the rheostat/pulser is set to a specific N° on the DIAL.
When I received it, there was N° dial just the Block knob with its blue line indicator so I made my own. The DIAL is held in Place by locking nut and so is immobilized, it has [????] been superglued. It is this certainty that it can not move that make it possible to accurately and with certainty set a position 1, 63-5 or whatever and therefore know the max current & temp at any setting precisely.
You will see why clarity on this point is so important, later during the Main Test.
- The PID thermocouple is connected to the RH Pot containing the Diamond Pads + D2 wrapped in Stainless Steel.
- T1 = [oo]-TI oo TI = Front Drilled port (Top o)
- T2 = is from LH Port at the Recv
All of the equipment used was from LFH.
The PSU is a S-400-36 Input is 240-V-AC_ at 4 Amps 36V to 11 AMPS D.C. Output.
- The PSU with N° LFH Block connected:
- Draws 10.1 Watts AC falling to 8.5 watts at switch on. This is probably down to the PSU cooling Fan.
- For my own Measurement purposes I bought and installed a ACM20
- see (attached) from [RS]-Components. Which was between switches & PSU.
- DATA Card was provided by ALAN-MARTIN. This New card was used for this test.
Sunday November 4th 2018
Start Time - Approx 6.25 pm.
- DIAL set to 1
- Reactor Run empty is N° Tubes in Place
- Just Thermocouples
- ACM20 = 13.7 Watts.
- Ambient 24.5 in EX Room.
- PID Reachers = 33°C
- At 7:30 PM
- DIAL set to 2.
- ACM20 = 8.28 Watts
- PID Reaches = 111°C
- At 8:30 PM
- DIAL set to 3
- ACM20 = 127.3 Watts
- PID Reaches = 233°C
- At 9:30 PM
- DIAL set to 4.
- ACM20 = 206 Watts
- PID Reaches = 387°C
- At 10:30 PM
- DIAL set to 5
- ACM20 = 269 Watts
- PID Reaches = 506°C
- At 11:30 PM (ish?!)
- DIAL set to 6
- ACM20 = 337 Watts
- PID Reaches = 652°C
- At 12:55 (seems I fell asleep) P.T.O.
- DIAL set to 7
- ACM20 = 424.5 Watts
- PID Reaches = 788°C
- At 2 AM (snoring again)
- DIAL set to Max (7.7 opex)
- ACM20 = 462.8 Watts
- PID Reaches = 831°C
- Ambient 27.9 in EX Room
Before shutting Down I place a S-Type Platinium Rhodium Thermocouple in the LHS Port it reads a temp of 1050°C - 831 = 219°C
Remember in this test as in the Main Run there are Short Thermocouples in a case so barely the Tip is in the Thermowell. But as yet N° ceramic wool has been added. The Tips are Naked and yet there is a 219°C difference LESS than the True Temperature.
When the Wad of ceramic Wool is added in the Main Test Run to protect the thermocouples from (ss) so I can at least gather Data the (False) Temperature from the Real or True Temperature will be even greater. This is of course very significant and a must be bourne in mind when estimating energy in versus energy out Though thankfully there are other clear indications.
Energy-in of course is known.
Main Test Run
Wednesday November 7th 2018
- LHP + RHP Thermos are short 5cm
- ceramic Wool (Bob will find on take Down)
- LION Tubes
- LHP = Tube = D2 Pads + Silver (leaf)
- RHP = Tube = D2 Pads + Stainless Steel
- LHP = Tube x7 Windings of Cu Foil + ogivei
- LHP = Tube x7 Windings of Cu Foil + Ifgubie
- PID Thermocouple is connected to Back RH Post Stainless Steel
- TI = Thermocouple is from Front New Hole Top o
- Tg = is connected to LH Post at rear-side-Tube
Test Started at 11.15 pm.
- At 11.15 P.M (Wed 7.1.2018)
- DIAL set to 1
- ACM20 = 14.2 Watts
- PID Reaches = 32°C
- Ambient is 25 in EX Room
- Also a 1.4 setting
- 5.00 Am Thursday Morning
- DIAL set to 2
- ACM20 =
- PID Reaches = 37°C
- Also a 2.1 set
- 2.3 set
- 2.5 set
- 2.7 set
- 12:30 PM Thursday Night.
- DIAL Set to 3
- Also a 3.5 set
- ACM20 = 161 Watts
- PID Reaches = 295°C
- Friday 5 PM
- DIAL set to 4
- ACM20 = 170 Watts
- PID Reaches = 410°C
- Also a 4.5 set
- Saturday 11.15 am
- DIAL set to 5
- ACM20 = 193 Watts
- PID Reaches = 450°C
- Also a 5.5 set
- Saturday 7.28 PM
- DIAL set to 6
- ACM20 = 343 Watts
- PID Reaches = 594°C
- Also a 6.5 set
- Sunday 8PM
- DIAL set to 7
- ACM20 = 420 Watts
- PID Reaches 700°C
- Ambient 27.5 + increasing in EX Room. See SD card for Details
Start of Thermal Shock Process
DIAL Turned back down to (6)
Temp falls to 491-592°C
ACM20 = 334.8 Watts.
|Monday||1.57 pm DIAL set to 7.7|
|Tuesday||1.58 am DIAL turned back down to (6)|
|"||3.am PID stable at 597°C|
|"||12.20am PID still at 597°C|
- N° Pulsing-steady state
- Watts = 332.7
- 1.39pm PID up 597°C-598°C
- 2.53am PID steady at 598°C
- Watts = 331.9
- up +6°C from first Thermal Shock
Put DIAL back up to 7.7 from 6
This turned out to be a serious error
Clearly it should have been raised slowly until the New Fire is stable it is very easy to Put it out. Patience is Required to Kindle this FIRE.
At about 8.30 something broke.
- Screeching sound
- Arks and Sparks
- Sparkler sound for approx 30 seconds
At 10.45 PM PID Temp still at 60°C so over 24 hours for cool down.
- Slow, careful Multi Tube approach
NEXT.-AIM = PULL the Plug Out. Keep it Simple.
With PATIENCE I believe that this is a doable project.
|Empty Tube||+ Copper x7 @ Wire|
|Calibration Run||DIAL||Test Run||Difference.|
|13.7 Watts||1||14.2 Watts||+.5 Watts|
|127.3 Watts||3||161 Watts||+33.7 Watts|
|206 Watts||4||170 Watts||- 36 Watts|
|PID||387 °C||410°C||+ 23 °C|
|269 Watts||5||193 Watts||-76 Watts|
|PID||506°C||450 °C||- 56 °C|
|337 Watts||6||343 Watts||+6 Watts|
|PID||652 °C||619 °C||-33 °C|
|424.5 Watts||7||420 Watts||-4.5 Watts|
|PID||778 °C||700 °C||-78 °C|
Simple liste for Like comparison NOT allowing for a correcting False Temp due to Set up.