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