We have been told on many occasions by Andrea Rossi that the control system is a vital part of the control system, but he hasn’t said very much about it beyond that. A few comments from him recently give us a little bit more idea about its functioning, however.
Rossi explained in a recent comment that there is no longer a low-temperature or high-temperature E-Cat, as had been the case in the past. When asked by Gerard McEk whether there was still a future for a low-temperature E-Cat, he responded:
“no, because the high T makes also the low T, just increasing the fluid flow”
So the greater the fluid flow, the lower its temperature would be, since it has less time to interact with the heat source in the E-Cat.
I followed up with a question of my own:
You said that the T of the E-Cat is constant, and the T of the fluid varies according to the flow. You have said the E-Cat reaches very high temperature, so what would happen if the flow was unexpectedly interrupted? Would the E-Cat overheat?
April 28, 2018 at 8:55 AM
The control system would shut down all if the T goes above the allowed limit.
There was another question and answer on the same subject:
April 28, 2018 at 9:46 AM
Dear Mr Rossi,
If the control system breaks out, or communication with ECat is lost, does the ECat stop by itself?
April 28, 2018 at 10:27 AM
The answer is yes.
So from Rossi’s responses here, it seems that the E-Cat can start and stop at will, and any malfunction will shut down the E-Cat immediately.