A pattern of questioning has emerged on the Journal of Nuclear Physics which is perhaps the most accurate way for us to presently gauge how work is going on the ongoing E-Cat tests taking place in the shipping containers where Andrea Rossi is currently working. A reader will typically ask what is the status of the E-Cat test at the very moment the question is asked — and Andrea Rossi does not seem to mind giving the latest update.
Here are the most recent three entries from Rossi when asked this question:
Jun 25, 2015:
In this moment it is 07.40 p.m. of Thursday, June 25.
The MW E-Cat is in ssm and stable.
The Hot Cat is in ssm too, stable.
Fingers crossed. F9.
July 2, 2015
11.45 a.m. of July 2nd: situation substantially stable, in this moment we are in ssm both with the 1 MW E-Cat and the small Hot Cat. I am finishing my working shift, will return here at 6 p.m.
I go to sleep.
July 4, 2015
It’s 3.48 p.m. of Saturday July 4th ( Independence Day for the USA). The 1 mW plant is stable, in ssm, the Hot Cat is stable and in ssm too. In this moment we have not particular problems, just stay alert.
Warm Regards, from inside the computers container
It’s important to remember that there are now two tests running concurrently: the 1 MW low temperature E-Cat plant which started about six months ago (by my estimation), and the Hot Cat (high temperature E-Cat) reactor test that Rossi says began more recently.
These brief updates lack many details, but they may be the best information we can get for now regarding the performance of the E-Cat. I think it’s significant that all mention “ssm” (self sustain mode) for both tests; Rossi has said that both the Hot Cat, and low temperature E-Cat can operate in SSM for very long periods of time now. Andrea Rossi has said that we will not get precise data on the testing until it is completed, but these occasional glimpses that he provides opens the window a little bit into what is going on at the customer site.
It’s also interesting that there have been sources other than Rossi who have confirmed to Mats Lewan, Torkel Nyberg (Sifferkol), and the Norwegian newspaper Aftenpost that testing is going well. This all adds up, in my opinion, to a picture of something potentially historic taking place, as we speak, inside two shipping containers somewhere in the United States.
UPDATE: A new data point has been given today by Andrea Rossi:
Now it’s 1.25 p.m. of July 9th.
The 1MW E-Cat is in ssm and stable. The Hot Cat too. I must say tht in this period She is not generating troubles. So far.