CES Operation

  • Improved CES Construction and Operation November 20, 2015

    Event Log Cavitation Energy Systems, November 20, 2015

    Progress continues to be made on improving the impact chamber test fixture and operating 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 have been working for the last two weeks on design revisions to our test fixtures and on Friday Novemeber 20, 2015 we conducted live tests of which there is a video feed on the bottom of this page.

    Several changes were made to the system. We added a thin brass plate around the ceramic insulation that surrounds the impact chamber containment vessel. This was added to reduce radiative (infrared) emissions. The pressure relief valve internal spring was increased to raise the impact chamber pressure to 1500 psi.

    During this test we varied the injection rate from 1 to 10 injections per second. At the 10 injections per second rate we were producing 21 lbs of steam per hour at 1500 psi. This can be oberved in the accompanying video.

    The first figure shows the impact chamber with the ceramic insulation and the brass plate enclosure.

    Impact chamber with brass enclosure surrounding ceramic insulation

    Figure 1: Impact chamber with brass enclosure to block radiative (infrared) emissions

    The second figure shows a view of the revised test fixture with the impact chamber with aerogel insulation around the entire impact containment assembly. The connection wiring is for the heaters and the thermocouple. The control panel is visible with the temperature readings of the impact chamber and feedwater. The pulse generator is positioned on the right hand side and the injector driver module, which provides the high DC voltage output pulse to the hydraulic injector is positioned just behind the pulse generator to the left. The hydraulic oil return line is visible in the foreground and the feedwater pressure gauge is situated to the upper left of the control panel. The feedwater storage tank is to the left of the control panel. The hydraulic accumulator is visible in the background and the hydraulic pressure gauge is at the top right of the injector containment housing. TH inlet hydraulic pressure can be observed to be approximately 3000 psi. This is increased by a 7:1 amplifier piston within the injector.

    Control panel and CES assembly

    Figure 2: Control panel and complete CES system - Fully insulated

    The third figure shows a side view of the fully insulated impact chamber assembly. Note the steam outlet tube which has an increaded diameter from the previous test. This comes directly from the 1500 psi pressure relief valve.

    Fully insulated impact chamber end view

    Figure 3: Impact chamber end view

    The following 3 minute video shows the unit producing 1500 psi steam at 1 injection per second and 10 injections per second. The water coming out of the exhaust tube is both from condensation and oxyhydrogen combustion.

    CCES steam generator in continuous operation