Defkalion gives us a number of tantalising clues about the mechanism behind their claims for Hyperion. Such detail should provide food for technical puzzle addicts.
A multi stage process appears to begin by generating atomic Hydrogen from H2. Once the switch is thrown on this stage, the reactor appears to be primed for action. A trigger (heat? EM?) causes a thermal burst and, if I am reading this correctly, the frequency of these bursts are controlled by software. In turn, the burst frequency determines COP and the whole system is kept in check between predefined temperature limits.
If atomic H is used in bursts, perhaps it is created in bursts, too. This would provide another level of control that was not obvious from previous clues.
My guess is just that. I look forward to seeing where people take Defkalion’s new teaser.
Wednesday 8 February 2011
I am interested in the trigger mechanism for the Hyperion reaction. My definition of trigger is a relatively low energy drive process that causes a large response. This is similar to the trigger for a rifle.
Correct, this is what triggering generaly means. But in Hyperion’s “triggering” is defined as a two phase process (please note Spec Sheet p.5) that is able to “ignite” the reactions and control them within pre-defined temperature ranges.
Does the heat generating Ni-H reaction only occur during the exact time period that the trigger is applied? Does it die down immediately (within seconds) once the trigger is removed?
Ni-H LENR reactions occure following atomic Hydrogen generation (page 5 in spec sheet) and after a specific period the triggering procedures are applied (we will not answer at this stage to your question how long is this period). Once the “trigger” activates the reaction, the “control” can stop it and “trigger” it again at will (in Hyperion products performed by software controled “will”, following specific aglorithms).
There is a predictable very limitted “heat after death” phenomenon following every long- period stop of a reactor/reaction. This is a well known and well documented phenomenon related with the H2-> H1-> H2 circle (chemical, non LENR energy), which is monitored by sensors and the Hyperion safety/control electronics/software. The contribution of such endothermic-exothermic circle to the COP of the total process is almost zero.
Somewhere I saw that the trigger was a 24 volt, 6 amp = 144 watt drive signal. Is this what you would refer to as the trigger?
Yes, this drive signal powers certain mechanisms of the Hyperion ignition system.
Does the magnetic field associated with the 6 amp current affect the generated heat output in a major way?
We will not answer to this questions at this stage.
Is the same 24 Volt, 6 Amp current used with the multi core product as well as in the single core design?
We will not answer to this questions at this stage.
It has been suggested that your output energy occurs in bursts that are controlled by the above trigger and is not a continuous function of the kernel temperatures. Is this a true statement? If not, explain the process if you would be so kind.
This is a true statement. LENR energy within Hyperion reactors is produced in “bursts” that are controlled by the above triggering procedures (and the safety electronics controling the triggering procedures/mechanisms, monitoring also the reactor’s inner conditions). The frequency of such “bursts” is also contollable (within certain limits), defining the actual COP of the Hyperion reactors and the Hyperion systems. Every such “burst” (or “spike” as it is also called) is the result of what we have called a “multistage set of reactions”. We will not explain at this stage the whole triggering process or the dynamic system of the multi-stage set of reactions triggered, as our patents are under preparation, a lot of people are trying unsafly to replicate LENR reactions based mostly on simple speculations or their understanding in forum posts (like the present) rather than following any safety policies or methodologies in scientific research and development, etc…
Finally, is your design subject to thermal run away if the kernel gets too hot?
Till now we have reached in lab conditions thermal run aways only when we deliberetly “killed” critical control mechanisms of Hyperion, having deactivated all of its backup safety mechanisms. The result of such “thermal run aways” was the melting of Ni within the reactor causing a reaction stop with no catastrophic effects to the environment (off course causing major malfunctions within the Hyperion kernel).
In real situations and before reaching any such “thermal run away” condition, signals/alarms of mallfunctioned critical control mechanisms of Hyperion systems “trigger” automaticaly a number of backup safety mechanisms. One is the venting the Hydrogen to the Argon atmoshere (please note our answer also related with safety of the Hydrogen Circuit in viewtopic.php?f=19&t=773
) causing a stop of the reactions. If Hyperion’s control/safety electronics and/or the backup safety mechanisms are also “killed”, then the self distructing mechanism of Hyperion automaticlly will destroy the inner of all reactors stoping any active reaction at once, with no catastrophic effects to the Hyperion’s environment. So, there is no practical way or expected in situ situation to reach such a “thermal run away” in a Hyperion system.
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