MFMP Long Term Padua Glowstick Test Now Live

UPDATE: (Jul 29, 2105)

The MFMP/Me356 re-heat of the Padua Glowstick reactor has begun. Below is the livestream video of the test from the MFMP Youtube channel.

You can also follow the test here (with streaming data):

The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project is setting up for a new test ‘somewhere in Eastern Europe’. The plan is to re-test the glowstick reactor that was tested in Padua earlier this year for a full week with data being provided live. Bob Greenyer says that the test might start today, but that’s not confirmed yet.

On the MFMP Facebook page there’s a post which explains that Me356 (who is working with the MFMP on this test) has found that there is still a vacuum in the Glowstick after the test in Pauda three months ago. (See here)

The plan is to use a non-contact IR thermometer to control the PID controller (which is used to maintain a constant temperature), rather than the thermocouple that was used with the Padua test.

Bob says there should be ‘more data than ever’ from this test. The Youtube description gives this list:

It is hoped that data for the following will be available.

PCE-830 power monitoring
Optris Pi 160 monitoring
1000 5V pulse per 1kw hour pulses in stream
Ambient temp K-Type
Temperature from IR gun (outside core, outside cement)
Temperature from K-Type (outside core, embedded in cement)
Pulse to triac
Counts per minute from Geiger Counter

Here’s a video from the MFMP showing the setup: