New Live Test by Brian Albiston Started (April 30, 2016)

Brian Albiston, (aka Wishful Thinking Energy) has started a new live test this evening. He writes:

I have a test running this evening if anyone is bored.
3 g Hydrogenated Nickel, 1 g Bulk Lithium
I’m going to try holding pressure very low to 1000C to vaporize Lithium, then I will introduce a small amount of Hydrogen.

Brian’s test can be followed at this link:

https://freeboard.io/board/1KF7Ff

  • Wishful Thinking Energy

    It looks like I may have a reactor breach. That bulk Lithium is death to alumina.

  • Wishful Thinking Energy

    It looks like I may have a reactor breach. That bulk Lithium is death to alumina.

  • Wishful Thinking Energy

    Definitely a reactor breach near 1000C. I used a SS fuel capsule, but I may need to use a SS liner for the full tube.

    The test has ended.

    • Frank Acland

      Sorry to hear of the breach, Brian — but thanks very much for sharing.

    • Gerard McEk

      Brian, Maybe you should cover the full length of the tube with iron coil, to avoid that the Aluminia tube is being ‘eaten’ by the lithium.

  • Wishful Thinking Energy

    Definitely a reactor breach near 1000C. I used a SS fuel capsule, but I may need to use a SS liner for the full tube.

    The test has ended.

    • Frank Acland

      Sorry to hear of the breach, Brian — but thanks very much for sharing.

    • David Dragon

      Good luck on the next test, thx for sharing!

    • Arnaud

      So bad news. Keep on going the good work !

    • Gerard McEk

      Brian, Maybe you should cover the full length of the tube with iron coil, to avoid that the Aluminia tube is being ‘eaten’ by the lithium.

    • Alberonn

      Really nice try, Brian… Better luck next time !

  • Private Citizen

    Excellent presentation. Honest science. Thanks.

  • Private Citizen

    Excellent presentation. Honest science. Thanks.

  • attaboy

    Kudos for your work, Brian. My whole R&D career was based on “trial and error” testing. Most of the time there were many trials that failed before getting a positive result. Still my work was considered very successful. I’m sure Rossi had a similar experience. So my message is to not get discouraged.