There have been some comments on the Journal of Nuclear Physics from Andrea Rossi about some problems with the E-Cat SK that he has been dealing with. As usual there are not many details. He wrote on April 13th that there have been “several problems, normal for initial activity, I can say we are satisfied how things are going on”.
I followed up with some questions:
April 14, 2019 at 2:12 PM
You have mentioned that you have experienced some problems with the first SK reactor. What kinds of problems are you referring to:
a) E-Cat reactor malfunctioning
b) Control system malfunctioning
c) Heat exchanger malfunctioning
d) Remote control system malfunctioning
Also, have you solved the problems that have come up, or are you still in the process of solving them.
April 14, 2019 at 5:15 PM
All resolved ( so far )
So it seems that there have been quite a few issues that have come up, maybe this will have required some redesigning or rebuilding. We don’t know how many working units that have been affected, I would guess at this stage there are not too many E-Cats that have been deployed to customers, but it will be very important for Leonardo Corporation that these issues are resolved if the E-Cat is going to be a successful product.