I normally prefer to work and lurk rather than post, but feel it is important to share my experimental progress at this time. I've taken the liberty of creating a new thread rather than posting in the Mizuno threads so that comments directed toward my experimentation can be kept in a single place rather than mixed in 80+ pages of Mizuno thread comments.
First, let me set expectations. I am now one week into my first "fueled" Mizuno analog experiment and so far have seen no evidence of unconventional behavior. I want to share my experimental setup so that if unconventional results are later seen there is a previous understanding of my test setup and procedures.
The reactor is 4 inches in diameter, 26 inches in length, with 6 inch conflats on each end. The heating element is a 3/4 X 18 inch cartridge heater with integrated thermocouple.
One end has a 1/2" Swagelok fitting for the gas connection, the other end has a 3/4" Swagelok for the heating element.
Calorimeter details in next post...