Here’s a question sent by John Schut:
“Did I understood correctly that Anrea Rossi has indirectly stated that the COP of the eCat is between 125 and 143? This because he stated that the eCat uses 7 à 8 KWatt/hour while producing 1 MWatt/hour.”
John’s question is based on a statement made by Andrea Rossi yesterday on the Journal of Nuclear Physics when asked by a reader what the input power was when the 1 MW plant was in self-sustain mode, including consumption of the air conditioner and ‘entertaining gadgets.’
August 1st, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Rethinking, what you ask for can be answered: the comsume of current when the 1MW E-Cat is in ssm, producing 1 MWh/h is betwen 7 and 8 kWh/h. The air conditioner is not included, because powered from a source independent from the E-Cat, as well as the light. Entertaining gadgets are Physics books, they do not consume current. The current is consumed by the control panels, triacs, transformers, safety systems.
Someone responded by asking Rossi if this meant that the COP would be between 125 and 142 (as John asked)
“You must make a distinction between the ssm and the non ssm cycles. We will give the data related to the performance of the 1 MW E-Cat after the end of the tests on course.
For example now, at 7.54 a.m. of Sunday August 2, She is not in ssm; all stable, all good, no problems by now, and the control system has put Her in not ssm mode.”
So at this point it really is not possible to know the average COP of the plant, because we don’t know the duration of the SSM periods in comparison to the non-SSM periods. We don’t have any data to go by, except the spot-checking we get when Rossi is asked on the JONP what the plant is doing at a particular moment. I have tried to compile those responses on this thread:
From the responses compiled, Rossi says that out of 14 entries, 10 times he mentions that the plant is in SSM, 4 times the plant is “stable”. A reading once in a while is random, however, and I’m not sure we can determine a statistically significant pattern from these data points.