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  • Alan Fletcher

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    (Quote from Rends)


    All of these 2013 emails are about the 2013 24-hour (well, 23.5-hour) VALIDATION Test ($10M payment) .. NOT the Guaranteed Performance test.
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    (Quote from JedRothwell)


    Ummm ... that's exactly according to the contract for the GPT. Penon signs, IH pays.
  • Alan Fletcher

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    (Quote from AlainCo)


    But isn't Rossi's main attorney "a friend of the family". I'd bet he got a deal on what he actually paid. (Maybe even on contingency? Would that have to be revealed to the court?).

    Wheras IH's payments to Jones Day is in real, hard…
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    Well, they declared in the contract that they had the money to pay him the $90M, so NOT having it was a breach.


    In their investment letter they said they'd have to raise it quickly -- at just the time they said it was not the GPT.
    (Not quite the same…
  • Alan Fletcher

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    I emailed Prominent/California this afternoon asking for a quote.

    Including the repair kit (suction and discharge valves and diaphragm) and a factory refurb.

    I'm presuming the "stroke" mechanism is robust. and will either work/not work.

    I also found a…
  • Alan Fletcher

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    For Rossi it's maybe $10M in condos -- personal and corporate. For IH .. (presuming Cherokee doesn't get dragged in) ... no idea how much of the total investments are within reach of the court. Darden and Vaughn personally liable?

    Their investment…
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    Neither party made any claims about the IP (that I can recall).
    The claim and counter-claim are so intermingled (in terms of believing who did what) that it's hard to distinguish. So I'll assume one party wins both parts.

    Rossi wins :
    Rossi keeps…
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    I got a prompt reply from York : "We do have good used unit available, it is priced USD $1185. It is in good working condition and comes with 30 day warranty. Kits and service is not available at this time."

    I'll look up all the part numbers and then…
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    The chance of Rossi being prosecuted for fraud .. when the "victims" are multi-million-to-billion-dollar funds , where there was a (badly-written) contract, where both parties switcherood their companies, where the victims already paid $11.5m (and…
  • How about Neutron beta-decay : electron and proton? (Admittedly the result is charge-neutral).
  • Alan Fletcher

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    [ The one I ordered has 14 day return, just pay shipping ]
  • Alan Fletcher

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    I found a company in NY that specializes in used/refurbished pumps, including prominent. They have refurbished 0232's in stock .. I've asked them for a quote.
  • Alan Fletcher

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    Looks as if the pump comes with one tube, which I'll use for suction. I'll figure out how to connect SOME kind of outlet tube ... using the Rossi Plumbers Bag Kit.

    I'll probably try to order ($$??) a connector kit (suction and dosing tube connectors,…
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    I found the current catalog (without prices !!??).
    https://www.prominent.com/reso…talogue-2017-Volume-1.pdf

    The Gamma-L is replaced by the X .. but some parts for the L 0232 are listed.

    The "Christmas tree" on top of the unit is a multi-function valve,…
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    ?..regarding pump specifications: in Germany the term "x m WS" is related to a pump and means "x m Wassersäule", which is the head of the pump ("Förderhöhe"), at which it can deliver a certain flow rate in l/h or m^3/h....
  • (Quote from maryyugo)


    Hey, you left out the plumber's bag.
    Plumbers-Tools.jpg


    I still want to know how you're going to hook up any kind of fluid-based calorimeter without a toolbag like that.


    (And as I said in the Prominet pump test thread .. I need one of those. Or…
  • Alan Fletcher

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    On the recirculating pump : the suction-end and and dosing end each have a simple spring-and-ball valve.

    Suction end :

    Suction Lift and Priming Lift are both rated as "2 m WS" .. which I interpret as "meters Water Standard temperature"
    Maximum priming…
  • Alan Fletcher

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    No ... I just scratched the surface of the users guide. Bookmarking the videos.

    But I intentionally wanted to avoid ANY start-up/shut down effects (small though they might be).

    That's why I plan (by weight or volume) to let it run free for 10% (eg)…
  • Alan Fletcher

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    I'll hold off on a scale until we know the pump works.
  • Alan Fletcher

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    Anyone else have a strong opinion on mass vs volume?

    I'll look into data-logging USB scales up to about 50 lb.
    ISTR someone else offering to fund our efforts.