Impact Chamber

  • Impact Chamber Construction - Progress

    Event Log Cavitation Energy Systems, September 9, 2015

    Progress continues to be made on completing the machine and assembly work on the Impact Chamber at the research and design facility of Cavitation Energy Systems, LLC (CES) located within the design and manufacturing complex of Florida Microelectronics (FME) in West Palm Beach Florida. FME is the primary engineering collaborator with CES and is providing mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, testing and manufacturing support to CES.

    We met on Wednesday, September 9 of 2015 to review the machining and assembly progress on the redesigned impact chamber assembly (ICA). The ICA is the primary building block of the CES modular boilerless steam generation system that will form the core of all future products. In addition we installed the rebuilt water tank and pre-heater. The water tank had been removed cut open and sand blasted on the interior and exterior so as to remove any contaminants.

    The accompanying photos show the various components of the partially completed impact chamber.

    The first figure shows the impact chamber next to the containment chamber (Item 13 in Figure 11). The impact chamber fits into the containment assembly and has the pressure relief valve and thermocouple holder retainer plug screwed in over it.

    Impact chamber next to containment chamber Assembly

    Figure 1: Impact chamber next to containment chamber assembly

    The second figure shows the impact chamber retainer plug (Item 14 in Figure 11) next to the containment chamber. The following figure shows the impact chamber retainer partially screwed into the containment chamber.

    Impact chamber retainer and impact chamber containement vessel

    Figure 2: Impact chamber retainer next to containment chamber assembly

    The third figure shows the pressure relief valve installed in the plug. The threaded plug holds screws into the impact chamber housing and serves to hold the impact chamber in place below the injector orifice. The pressure relief valve consisting of a titanium ball valve and spring assembly has been installed. It is next to the thermocouple housing.

    Impact chamber plug with pressure relief Assembly

    Figure 3: Plug with pressure relief valve assembly

    The next photo (figure 4) shows the plug and pressure relief valve assembly with the thermocouple installed and the heater mounted in the impact chamber housing.

    Plug with thermocouple and heater

    Figure 4: Plug with thermocouple and heater

    Figure 5 shows the injector housing assembly with the injector installed. This will bolt onto the impact chamber containment vessel as depicted in the cross sectional diagram below.

    Injector housing with injector installed front view

    Figure 5: Injector housing with hydraulic injector installed - impact chamber side view

    Figure 6 shows the injector housing assembly with the injector installed from a top view. This will be enclosed by an aluminum housing to contain hydraulic fluid. This will bolt onto the impact chamber containment vessel as depicted in the cross sectional diagram below.

    Injector housing with injector installed top view

    Figure 6: Injector housing with hydraulic injector installed - top view

    Figure 7 shows the ceramic housing (Item 25 in Figure 11) which holds the impact chamber containment vessel with the through holts that will fasten to the injector housing assembly.

    Through bolts holding ceramic contaiment module together

    Figure 7: Ceramic container for the impact chamber containment vessel

    Figure 8 shows the ceramic plate (Item 22 in Firgure 11) that isolates the injector from the injector housing assembly and the attachment of the ceramic containment module with the injector container module.

    Complete injector module and imapct chamber ceramic containment assembly

    Figure 8: Injector container, ceramic isolation plate and ceramic container for the impact chamber containment vessl

    Figure 9 shows the injector housing with hydraulic oil and feedwater ports.

    Injector housing with water and oil ports installed

    Figure 9: Injector housing with feedwater and oil ports installed

    Figure 10 shows the feedwater tank. There is a heater mounted to the base of this tank which is used to preheat the water. This tank supplies the water that is pumped under pressure to the hydraulic injector. The tank is mounted under the frame containing the complete system.

    Feedwater tank

    Figure 10: Feedwater tank

    The 2D schematic cross section of the impact chamber is shown below.

    We anticipate that we will begin performance testing during the week of September 14, 2015. Following the Labor Day weekend. We will evalulate, in conjunction with an independent 3rd party, the electrical wattage inputs (hydraulic accumulator pump, heaters, circulating pump and electronics) and the steam output in pounds of steam.

    Impact Chamber Cross Section Detail

    Figure 11: Impact Chamber 2D Cross Section