Parkhomov-style LENR Test by Me356 — Update#6: New Live Test, Sunday June 14

Thanks to Pelgrim for finding this live experiment of a Parkhomov-like reactor taking place today (Saturday May 9th) being run by ‘Me356’ — not sure where this is taking place.

At this link: http://www.lenr-experiment.tk/ you can see live streaming data, along with photos that are taken every minute. There’s a live chat session taking place here. Me356 has provided background information about his reactor design on this thread on the LENR-Forum.

The experiment started at 11:00 a.m. UTC and I suppose could go on all day, or longer.

Here’s a photo of the setup:

Me356

UPDATE: Me356 has stopped the test saying he needed to check on some software, and will restart the test in a few days.

UPDATE #2Me356 has posted some conclusions about the test on this thread on the LENR-Forum.

In one comment he states:

For me and others it seemed like the process was about to start many times. But PID controller always gradually halted the power (to maintain setpoint) so this process stopped always suddenly too.
This findings leads me to the sotware improvement.
For next test I have implemented manual power control so the PID will not halt possible process. This could be very important to maintain excess heat.

UPDATE #3 (May 12, 2015)

The experiment has been restarted today.

UPDATE #4 (May 23, 2015)

Thanks to Mats002 for the notice that Me356 has started a new fueled test today. Below is the data feed. The orange trace it current, the green trace is the set point, and the blue line is the reactor temperature.

Reactor Live Data

Photos are taken every 1 minute and you can see them here: http://www.lenr-experiment.tk/camera.html I notice in the photo that there seems to be a pressure gauge, but I don’t see pressure reflected in the live chart.

There is a chat session taking place at the LENR-Forum here: http://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/chat/index.php/Chat/1-LENR-Chat/

UPDATE #5 (May 23, 2015)

Me356 has posted on the LENR-Forum:

“Experiment ended with 1200°C and probably no excess heat.

Heater failed.
Moreover it seems there was a leak”.

Another update from Me356:

OK, reactor is in bad condition now.

It seems that it produced extremely high temperature. Maybe due to local overheating?
But maybe there was excess heat. I suspect that this temperature was far beyond 1400°C, thus heater failure must happen.

For me it seems that the fuel container or nickel was so hot that it
melted ceramic tube from inside and then damaged whole reactor.

So this “bubble” on the bottom may be Nickel or melted kanthal or alumina sealing.
It was so hot that even stainless steel cover was partially melted.

A photo of the failed reactor via the MFMP Facebook page:

me356failure

UPDATE #6 M(Jun 14, 2015) me356 has started a new live fueled test today: http://www.lenr-experiment.tk/

Chat is available at LENR Forum here.

Here’s a plotly data feed:

Reactor Live Data

Good luck to Me356 — and thanks for sharing your experiment!

Here’s a video feed from the MFMP with composite data and comments:

  • pelgrim108

    LENR-forum chat text for the june-14 test by me356. ( no account for LENR-forum is needed)
    http://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/index.php/Thread/1275-Reactor-parameters/?postID=5364#post5364
    Youtube recording and youtube chat here:
    xxx*youtube*com/watch?v=gSJm0sDNuDA

  • Andreas Moraitis

    No, these are both external temperatures – the internal temperature should be much higher (see the calibration chart below). A possible reason for the offset might be that the thermocouple provides some isolation, so that the reactor loses less heat at this particular spot.

  • Bob Greenyer

    me356 short live fuelled test to 1200C – Youtube composite stream (youtube chat will be recorded automagically in the stream)

    http://youtu.be/gSJm0sDNuDA

    me356 decoded a calibrated to 2200C IR spot meter’s communication protocol by reverse engineering (due to it not being open) and successfully interfaced it with Raspberry Pi.

    So this board acts as PID, data processing, data logger, camera stream, reactor control interface, etc.

    Here is the meter used

    http://www.conrad.cz/ir-teplomer-voltcraft-ir-2200-50d-usb-50-az-2200-c.k100921

    You can buy it on Conrad anywhere in Europe or other shops.

    • Sanjeev

      Great !

  • Bob Greenyer

    From me356

    “Everything is working very well.I am very satisfied with IR.

    Yesterday I have compared IR and TC readings and it seems that there is just 0.1% deviation.
    This is approximately 1°C error (at 1000°C) with unchanged emmisivity settings in wide range of the temperature.

    This is fueled test run before SiC element will arrive.”

    • James Andrew Rovnak

      As usual great work me 356. Alan will appreciate this info! Jim

    • Daniel Maris

      SiC?

      • Bob Greenyer

        Silicon Carbide (heater element)

        • Daniel Maris

          Thanks.

  • Daniel Maris

    Can anyone explain to me how the setpoint works? Is that the temperature the system is trying to achieve automatically via a thermostat (e.g. if the temperature falls below the setpoint, current is increased until reaches that setpoint temperature and vice versa)? But also, is the setpoint arrived at to replicate a control test with no fuel?

    • Ged

      Well, I can’t answer the second part, but the first part’s answer is “yes” and that the IR thermometer is what’s being used by the thermostat to hold temperature at the set point via changing power in. He can go to manual mode it seems, at which time the set point means nothing. But we are back in thermostat mode at the moment, it seems.

      • James Andrew Rovnak

        right on Ged! Jim We watch in Awe.

      • Daniel Maris

        Thanks.

    • Axil Axil

      This is my opinion about how a setpoint should work. There should be two parameters involved in a set point: a maximum and minimum temperature. The temperature of the reactor should vary by a significant number of degrees. The maintenance of the temperature might be too good in this experiment.

      A lack of perfect equipment might be the secret to Parhomov’s success.

  • Ged

    Some interesting behavior going on. Don’t have access to the chat, so not sure what is up. Anyone in the know have more details about what is currently occurring?

    • Andreas Moraitis

      I guess he switched to manual control.

      • Ged

        Interesting to note how much more responsive the IR thermometer is than the TC to the spikes in power, both up and down.

  • Gerard McEk

    Thanks ME365, for sharing this with us. If I understand it right, the IR meter used for the temp. control. Is the TC located inside the reactor or somewhere in between the heating coil and the reactor tube?

  • Ged

    As Frank says, good luck to Me365! All these experiments that people keep doing are definitely giving us a lot to chew on and keeping us entertained. Thank you for your hard work!