The term “fail safe” may be unfamiliar to members of the younger generation. However, other baby boomers like we grew up with movies, novels, and nightmares about the threat of nuclear disaster. Our fears were allayed, supposedly, by the fail safe measures in place in every nuclear reactor.
Somehow, though, the two words just don’t seem to go together – “fail” and “safe” are contradictory terms – especially when used in connection with radiation.
So, is the E-Cat fail safe? The idea behind this concept is that the nuclear reaction cannot spiral out of control because of the features that will automatically “kick in” to stop the reaction. The problem with nuclear fail safe measures is that if the measure itself malfunctions, there is no way to stop the reaction.
The E-Cat, however, is basically its own fail safe. Intelligently built, the device is capable of sustained nuclear fusion, producing heat at a controlled rate for a long period of time. Once the reaction is set off by the catalyst, Rossi says that it will continue until the unit is turned off.
But, how do you turn it off? What if it overheats and melts down?
Andrea Rossi explains:
The lead will not be affected, because it is not put in the area where we have 1500 Celsius and in the area where it is put the temperature remains below 200 Celsius, also if the nickel goes up to its melting point. Remember that whern the nickel melts, the reactor immediately stops its operastion, because it works only with nickel powder. This fact makes the E-Cat intrinsecally safe.
The fuel supply here is part of the fail safe mechanism. Hydrogen and nickel are used in the LENR process, and if the unit overheats, the nickel melts. This immediately stops the reaction. This self-regulating process makes the safety of the E-Cat sure.
The E-Cat will be certified: this means that it will be perfectly safe in any environment which will respect the product application requirements.
We know perfectly the operaton of the E-Cats, and its intrinsic safety (about which I gave redundant informaton on this blog) is at the base of our guarantees on the safety issue.