Rossi v. IH : New Pictures Posted in Exhibit

There has been a lot of discussion and debate about technical details of the 1-year E-Cat test that have so far been revealed so far in the court case. To add to the volume of data is a new document posted in the court docket titled “Supplemental Expert Report of Rick A. Smith, P.E.” who was acting as a witness for the Industrial Heat team.

I am not going to attempt to critique this report, but I thought it would be interesting to readers who have been analyzing evidence since it includes some new images that might be helpful for people trying to analyze the situation.

The document is 245-10 in the Google Drive folder here; I have also downloaded it at this link:

235-10 – Exhibit 10

Below is just one of the photos in the exhibit which gives a view from ‘behind the wall’, where the facility for JM Products was located.

  • Engineer48
    • Stephen

      Hi Engineer48. May I ask where this picture comes from? It looks like an update to the ones in the report above.

      • Engineer48

        Exhibit 285-7.

        • Stephen

          Thanks. It’s interesting.

          it’s a much better picture than the ones in Smith report. At least we can see some of the bottom of the doorway in this one.

          i wonder if the hole is visible in pictures from the other side?

          The doorway seems to be still dark in this picture though which is a pitty I suppose since the room behind should be well lit in day time I suppose it could be blocked by a curtain or something?

          • Engineer48

            Hi Stephen,

            I have some concern for the amount of image massaging that was done to the photo. Looks like the gamma and contrast were played with plus it appears to have been repixelated.

            The Ahlfors posts are interesting to run down the leads. Someone is dropping breadcrumbs to tie not so obvious points together. Like it seems Boeing was sent, without telling Rossi, a Lugano type, IH manufactured reactor, to test.

            • Stephen

              Good point about the re-pixelation in the doorway picture… I can understand why some one might want to brighten a picture or enhance color or cantrast to make things more clear… But why would someone bother to re-pixelate it? Would that just blur out the details?

              Maybe someone like Obvious who seems to know quite a bit about image processing has some idea.

              • Engineer48

                Hi Stephen,

                Re-pixelation can help to remove the tell tail remains after image modification was done.

                The brown background in the lower door opening is very similar to the dry wall section to the right yet it should be an opening in the dry wall.

                Plus most of the upper rail on the landing is gone and is now dry wall background brown. Very strange.

                Maybe someday we will get the original, non processed image and yes it could be a very low quality scan.

  • ElaisaKasan

    On page 17 of Exhibit 10 PE Rick Smith states: “A kilogram
    of water coming into a boiler equals a kilogram of steam leaving a boiler. A kg
    of water is a kg of steam.” In a closed system with no other external mass in or mass out, per conservation of mass, yes.

    On page 19 of Exhibit 10 PE Rick Smith states: “using return water flow is not a measurement of the alleged steam flow leaving the E-cat”. In a closed system with no other external mass in or mass out, per conservation of mass, yes it is. Which raises the question: was this a closed system with no mass externalities? From the photos and the drawings presented by PE Smith, yes, the black box was a closed system with no other external mass in or mass out. So, yes the mass out equals mass in. We know the mass flow rate in given the mass flow rate out.

    From the photos and drawings, the BlackBox was connected to the steam header, the bottom of which was connected to the condensate tank. We know the condensate tank was vented to atmospheric pressure or psig=0. Given the flow rate and the pressure at the tank, and given the geometry and architecture of the piping which the mass flows thru, we can calculate the pressure at various points throughout the system, including the pressure at the inlet of the black box.

    I cannot embed a URL in this text so my reference points to www dot TLV dot com, section named Steam pressure loss through piping. The advanced options enable the pressure drop across the heat exchanger and flow meter to be estimated, substituting elbows and a check valve in place of the heat exchanger and flow meter. I get a BlackBox inlet pressure
    diffenential of 1.2 psi above the BlackBox outlet. Using the following inputs, I get the following results:

    Input: Pipe inside diameter: 131.7 mm
    Steam BlackBox inlet pressure / temperature: 2 psig / 103.6 C
    Steam flow rate: 768 kg/h
    pipe length: 44 meters
    Under Advanced options:
    flow meter pressure drop similar to check valve
    pressure drop of 44 elbows similar to 22 u-turns

    Results: Pressure drop thru BlackBox 1.39 psi
    Steam velocity: 76 feet per second, or 4,560 feet per minute.

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