There is some confusion regarding Professor Josephson’s acceptance of the offer to test. He and others have been invited but confirmation (either way) of his response is not solid. AR seems to do so here (http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=510&cpage=13#comment-81345 ) but the word ‘confirm’ is open to interpretation. Please read the following with that in mind…
Nobel physicist Brian Josephson will be given access to the eCat in order to perform a test lasting at least 12 hours, according to an entry on Daniele Passerini’s blog, 22passi. Once again, although a successful run will not satisfy some critics, it is yet another example of Rossi confounding the expectations of those predicting evasive behaviour. Professor Josephson will inspect, measure and weigh the internal volume and its components as he wishes and will perform measurements on the work done to a secondary circuit (after picking up energy via a heat exchanger). While an inefficient method (and to some, unnecessarily complex) the rated gain of 6:1 should give an adequate margin to fit the purpose. Such a quibble is of no consequence. Perhaps AR simply wants to operate the device as it is designed to be used – ie to generate steam – and this is a sound compromise that should kill any argument about phase transitions. Indeed it should. It is difficult to see what he would gain from taking such a risk if the device does not perform as he says.
Already, the usual voices are complaining that such a set up lends itself to gaming by AR while casting doubt on Professor Josephson’s credibility. It is true that a rejigged run similar to the 18 hour warm-water test performed by Professor Levi would have been preferred but there is much to commend in this latest development should it prove successful. The idea (as some commenters are saying) that the extra bulk and complexity will allow Rossi to cheat by hiding ‘something’ in its guts smacks of denial. The competence or honesty of the men involved will be attacked despite the fact that Rossi is doing exactly what many critics say scammers never do. In my eyes, Professor Josephson has far more credibility than any anonymous group of posters on the Net.
Yet again, an independent scientist is given access to everything but the core and while the test may not constitute absolute proof, any success will surely drive another nail in the credibility of the picture painted by the scam theorists.
On October 6 we will have the opportunity to make a long (more then 12 hours) test of one of the modules of the Rossi 1 MW generator. The module will be opened to us and we will have the opportunity to verify volumes and weights of the internal components.
Heat measurements will be done condensing all the steam produced in heat exchanger and a secondary circuit where no water will be vaporised.
This is NOT an official test of the University of Bologna because the contract is not active yet.
And from Andrea Rossi:
The measurement of energy will not therefore be made on the steam, to avoid all the issues concerning the quality of the steam, but the measurements of energy will be made on the delta T of the water of the secondary circuit heated by the steam! This way, the amount of energy produced will be calculated in an undisputable way. The steam runs in a primary circuit, which is a closed loop, where the steam is condensed after exchanging heat with the water of the secondary circuit, which will never evaporate. Therefore, the energy is calculated on the base of the delta T of the heated water and its flow rate, indipendently from the temperature of the steam, that does not enter in the energy calculation parameters.
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