As we reported in previous posts Defkalion GT are very active in their online forum to shed some light over the specs and data of flagship product Hyperion. Ecatreport has collected the best information for you to quickly digest. But first a small introduction to where the name comes from:
HYPERION was one of the twelve Titan gods of Ancient Greece. The titan of the sun, and his name means ” he who goes before the sun”, “watcher from above” or “he who goes above” from the Greek words hyper and iôn. Hyperion is one of the sons of Ouranos (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth), and the father of the lights of heaven-Eos the Dawn, Helios the Sun, and Selene the Moon. He is sometimes called the “Titan of Light” and the father of the sun, moon, and dawn.
Use of the name Hyperion
Defkalion GT: As such name; there are different products or services in Greece using Hyperion as their brand name. We have Hyperion Hotels, Hyperion fruits, etc. No conflict is made as all these names are registered only if there is no such use in the same industry.As far as our Hyperion products are in a completely different industry than the mini-fission reactors marketed under the same name , we think that there is no confusion created in the market.
Defkalion Hyperion unit
Individual units producing heat ranging from 5 up to 30KWh/h will have the following dimensions: L55xW48xH35cm. Larger units producing 1MW heat will be sized to fit inside a container sized 20 feet. All products will be sold in plug-and-play formats for the use of heat and the generation of electricity. The latter, for electricity generation, will be produced with a ready interface for interoperability with approved third party technologies.
A Hyperion can be connected to the configuration of your house appliances in many ways. If you have a boiler, then the glycol closed circuit heats the water within the boiler. As an alternative, you can also use simple heat exchangers (tube or plates) to distribute heat energy to different water circuits. How these may apply depends on a study of your expert mechanic.
Questions and Answers about the Hyperion:
Question: What is the maximum temperature of steam that can be produced using Hyperion?
Answer: In a Hyperion/external heat exchanger system, the maximum temperature we can get for the steam at the heat exchanger output is 414C.
Question: How fast is power regulation, let say from 50% to 100%?
Answer: In a 20kW multireactor module, rising from 50% to 100% requires aprox 4min. Detailed graphs will be available with final product specs.
Question: What is the minimum power level for Hyperion to be operational? Especially during the night there is no need to run with full power but still power plant cannot be shut down. In this case fuel cost is not a problem but other things like water steam can be saved.
Answer: This depends on the configuration. In the previous example (20kW multireactor), minimum power level is, at present, 2.5kW.
Question: The products are built around an E-cat device which contains nickel, hydrogen and a catalyst to generate heat. How long will each device last before one of the resources runs out? Can they be refueled from time to time or is the device just replaced?
Answer: Recharging of the e-cat and the hydrogen can is required, at the moment, to take place every six months. This is due to inspection protocols and not real consumption of Ni and Hydrogen (the can last far more to produce heat energy in a non stop condition).
Question: I have some concerns as regards the hydrogen can. H2 is highly flammable. How large is the can for the low-end Hyperion products? At what pressure does it operate?
Answer: 2lt at 200 bars with N60 Hydrogen is enough for more than 6 months continuous operation. When we have enough testing time on our products, the energy production with no recharge will be guaranteed for longer (12 months). All these figures reflect to the present pilot production version of products. Final product’s specs may change the above mentioned figures.
Every Hyperion unit is equipped with a GSM communication, reporting performance and alarms to a main support computer. We think that we will know long before you will notice through Hyperion’s display message the need to send you a recharged unit to replace the “empty” one.Every kW Hyperion products is equipped with electronics and sensors that, among other, monitor in “real time” the mass/sec and the temperature difference (Delta) between output and input of the coolant in use (mass calorimeter).
If this Delta is beyond a pre-defined point at products installation then:
- If it is a singe reactor unit, the reactor stops
- If it is a multi-reactor unit, then either some reactor(s) stop or all reactors stop based to a performance balance algorithm within safety/operational electronics
So: If you “consume” the heat energy, then the Hyperion continuous to produce heat energy so you can achieve max performance at any time of the day. If you do not “consume”, Hyperion stops and starts* automatically. At the moment there are no other third party testing on Hyperion Products other than the ones in progress by the Greek Authorities. The Greek Authorities will release results of these official tests on performance, stability, functionality and safety following the issuing of the final Certificates.
Out of the CE standards, Hyperion products (kW or MW range) have to pass all tests described the Greek and EU laws according to their industrial code classification.The Authorities responsible for tests and certifications are:
- The Ministry of Regional Development and Industry
- The Ministry of Environment and Energy
Defkalion Green Technologies S.A. (DGT) is committed to provide all energy consuming applications with access to low cost and genuinely green energy, whilst maintaining environmentally friendly processes of production. DGT introduces a new technology into the world energy markets with products generating heat. DGT shall introduce its technology with socio-economic prudence following the global energy trends in a responsible manner. About rights & Subsidiaries:
The global demand of this technology and its applied industrialized products is very large. We are already faced with more demand than our current factories’ total capacity can meet. The challenge of DGT is to provide efficient access of this technology to as many markets as possible. To this end, DGT has opted to issue distribution rights and production licenses on a global scale, both exclusively and not.