Open Power Association Reveal Parkhomov Replication Setup

I received a document in my email today sent by the Open Power Association — the Italian LENR replication project led by Ugo Abundo — which includes the pdf embedded below showing a setup designed to replicate the Parkhomov experiment.

All the text is in Italian, but Sanjeev has provided a Google translation (see below) of the text of the document. There is no data from any experimental runs yet, but the Open Power Association say they will be presenting results at the ICCF-19 conference in April in Padua, Italy.

Report 011 Parkhomov Ottimizzato

Google translation:

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Design of replicas and changes of reactor A. Parkhomov (Inspired by the E-cat) in the laboratory of the Open Power Association

The experimental campaign ITAbetatron, There is also the replication of processes that believed to take place in the E-cat, and the study of variants which aim to innalzarne performance such as controllability, efficiency etc., by the adoption of specific criteria that inform such experimentation.

Based on the recent experiments of the Russian scientist Alexander Parkhomov, relationships independent on the E-cat, and the campaign began to MFMP, puts the emphasis on the serious problems of safety, both in the preparation of reagents that in the execution of the tests.

In this respect, it is considered to provide the details of the equipment that have been chosen to carry out the campaign, just launched, the results of which will be presented and discussed at the conference ICCF19 of April 2015.

The experimental set-up is divided into 4 sections, modularly composable:

1) gas supply, with refillable cylinders of hydrogen adsorbed on metal powders, and cylinders
Argon, with adjustment of the individual pressures and the possibility of mixing;

2) room glove-box manipulation in an inert atmosphere, for the loading of reac tive species in
capsules steel interchangeable;

3) the reaction chamber for housing the reactors, by containing them in an inert atmosphere in a container
pressurized and very resistant mechanically;

4) the discharge section, with safety valve, expansion tank and filtered collection of dust in the case
burst, killing chemical hydrogen.

Composing subsystems 1), 2) and 4), you get the gaming system of preparation of reagents in security,composing subsystems 1), 3) and 4) is obtained in the reaction system security.

The reactor consists of a ceramic tube which houses an externally wrapped around resistance Nichrome,presenting internally access to a tube removable and interchangeable housing-samples of stainless steel sealed at the ends by threaded screws sealed with firm-threads in the adhesive, ceramic high temperatures, for containment of reagents.
This tube is wrapped in tape, ceramic fiber for high temperature, and has a ceramic tube Direct contact with the inner ceramic tube, for housing thermocouples.

The whole is inserted in a copper coil for the cooling water or air, further insulated and
contained in a stainless steel tube exterior. The device, which forms the groupreactor-heater-cooler, Is contained in the chamber 3),powered by the subsystem 1) and connected to the subsystem 4).A variac guide sending current, once rectified by a bridge, to the heater, and a power meter records the input power after filtering with a low-pass filter and an isolation transformer.

The measurements of the thermocouples are recorded by the computer interface.

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The difficulty to operate at the high temperatures involved has made ​​a test for resistance testing Thermal apparatus, as well as the dangerousness of the reagents has required the adoption of manipulation in an inert atmosphere, with recovery of any dust in totally enclosed system. Fig.1 Heating resistance of ceramics

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Fig.2 Resistance insulated
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Fig.3 Pipe external
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Fig. 4 Serpentine copper
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Fig. 5 coil position
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Fig. 6 Steel pipe containment isolation
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Fig. 7 Heating test
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Fig. 8 Room containment stainless steel reactor
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Fig. 9 Introduction reactor
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Fig. 10 Sleigh support reactor
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Fig. 11 Positioning reactor
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Fig. 12 Capsule stainless insertable and sealable with threaded bar for the determination of the volume
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Fig. 13 Detail of the ceramic tube for the thermocouple and a view of the capsule inserted
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Fig. 14 Complete line of test reactor
Fig. 15 View Room particular reaction
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Fig. 16 Power supply section argon and / or hydrogen
Fig. 17 Section controlled waste, with safety valve, expansion tank, dust collection,
hydrogen reduction
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Fig. 18 Complete handling reagents in a controlled atmosphere
Fig. 19 View section containment leaks reagents during handling
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Fig. 20 Section realization inert atmosphere (gas interchangeable) in the chamber manipulation
Fig. 22 View Room manipulation “glove-box” in an inert atmosphere
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Fig. 23 Pump vacuum creation (if necessary)
Fig. 24 station operator
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Fig. 25 View line manipulation reagents
Fig. 26 Opening packs reagents
Open Power Association – Ugo Abundo

  • LuFong

    Wow, this is really good news, especially “the results of which will be presented and discussed at the conference ICCF19 of April 2015.” (Google Translate). If positive this will be a huge win for LENR and Rossi.

  • Alain Samoun

    ICCF-19 will be in Padua Italy not Verona

  • Nice!
    Just yesterday I asked who at has contact to Ugo Abundo and can ask if he’s planning a replication attempt.

    And now this! 🙂 That’s fast LOL

    • Daniel Maris

      Abundo has claimed LENR overunity before now hasn’t he? Without anything coming of it.

      Should we take him seriously?

      • Agaricus

        His plasma reactors were visually spectacular, but I don’t recall any measurements of I/O that would have been necesary in order to establish COP.

      • He did a electrolysis experiment. I think this produces, if anything, only few milli-watts excess. Hard to measure.

        But his equipment is very fine.
        Let’s see what he could get out of it.

        • Daniel Maris

          He billed it as LENR as far as I recall. But happy to be proven wrong.

  • Robert Dorr

    I didn’t quite catch what they are using the Argon for, but if I remember correctly, any Argon will poison the reaction. Possibly they are using the Argon as the atmosphere in the reagent handling glove box for the Lithium Aluminum Hydride. Hopefully they will purge the system of any residual Argon before running the test.

    • Axil Axil

      many of the purge gases that I have heard people use or talk about are LENR poisons. Helium is a good purge gas candidate but is expensive, What do you think of CO2 as a purge gas candidate?

      • Pekka Janhunen

        How does one know what is LENR poison and what is not?

      • Agaricus

        It seems like a good idea to pressurise assembled reactors with H2, possibly at an elevated temperature, in order to both ‘load’ the nickel and to reduce any oxidised materials. A brief additional flush with H2 would remove any remaining water vapour or methane.

        • clovis ray

          Hi, Oceans, this is a bit early, to count the chickens, free and open research is what it all about, I grant you, it seems a long wait, but you also know it takes time to setup and examine, and study the results, so I would say they looked very impressive, and I was also impressed with what I seen with safety concerns , and someone there has a very good mechanical ability , and a good scene of engineering as,well so all round they look good, as for as Ogo Abundo, I seem to remember him so i’ll have to go do some research.

          • Omega Z

            Clovis, Maybe Ugo Abundo seems familiar because we’re so familiar with Mary UGO-
            Naw, Just kidding. 🙂

            I believe Ugo Abundo has previous experience with LENR/CF research and if I recall, was the person who became involved in replicating the Italian High school plasma cell.
            This should be in the ECW archives or past thread quite some time ago.

  • Svein Arild Utne

    Very impressive
    lab, with safety equipment. I just wonder what they will do in the glove box. I
    thought they would need a very fine scale to measure the fuel mixture in mg,
    but I do not see any scale, and the glow box might be too small for having a
    scale inside. Then I do not see how they can mix the fuel components very precise.

    • Maybe it is a vacuum chamber filled with nitrogen/argon to be safe with the LiAlH4?

      • Svein Arild Utne

        What is
        holding me back from testing Hot-cat replica is the dangerous powder needed. To
        order many different component and finding a glow box and fine scale for measuring
        the different ingredients makes it difficult to get started test the different
        combinations needed. If it were possible to order the tube mixed with the
        combination I was interested in testing, it would make the hurdle for starting
        LENR research much lower.

        I think a
        person with access to a lab with a fine scale and glow box could make good
        money in providing the tubes files with 3-5 different metal powders and sealed.
        The cost of this could be less than $10 and he could sell it for $100.

        I have
        worked it a lab with scales with accuracy down to 1/100 mg and it takes some time
        to get the last 1/10 of the mg right, but if he could do it the other way, just
        follow the request down to the nearest mg and just wright down what the actual
        amount is then it will only take 1 minute per ingredients or 5 minute in total
        to fill the tube.

        If he also
        could put on the resistor and thermocouple and put cement on it all, it would
        be nice, but that could be and option that cost extra.

        If he then
        makes 6 till 10 tubes in one hour, he could make $500 per hour.

        If we work
        as a community and then report on the result with the different combinations of
        ingredients, we could advance much faster that one individual lab.

        After some
        time this might be so profitable that several person might offer this services
        and this will give competition and hopefully drive the price down. Therefore, I
        urge the one with access to a lab to get started as soon as possible; the high
        profit will be in the start.

      • Obvious

        Avoid nitrogen. It can react with Li. Although, whether this is good or bad only a precious few know for sure.

    • Warthog

      You can make a pretty good estimate of size just by comparison with background objects, and the box is more than large enough to accommodate a sufficiently sensitive balance.
      Balances these days are quite small…..not the brass behemoths of chem labs of yesteryear. A good strain gage precision balance is probably 6″ x 8″ x 3″.

      • Obvious

        The scale I use for making standards is about 12 cm x 12 cm x 1.5 cm. It does 0.01 g increments, +/- 0.01 g. I use a home built balance scale with a razor blade fulcrum for fine tuning small masses.

  • pg

    So we have to wait almost 2 months to see if they achieved anything?
    That doesn’t seem right.

  • kasom

    I am not a scientist, but all i saw from Ugo Abundo up to now was more professional in setup and presentation then from all other experimenters in the field.

    I’ll keep an eye on him!

  • Robyn Wyrick

    Here’s one of the things I love most about this site: we all go along day in and day out with a little trickle of news and clues, and the banter and comments are mostly pedestrian. We are a fairly partisan group, and so the dialog has a personal flavor sometimes.

    But then something like this drops, and we see the wildly well-read, studied expertise of the readers. It is quite remarkable – as neither a chemist nor a physicist – to read the level of discussion this sort of thing generates.

  • Eyedoc

    Its certainly quite the set up, but I dont get whether he is going after the Low temp Cat ( with the H bottle) or the Hot cat (with the LiAlH in the glove box)… just has me wondering. Is there anything in the text that says what he is up to ? aside from just ‘LENR’