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4 cycle Flash Steam Engine

Posted by Jeremy Holmes 
Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 05, 2019 03:20PM
I should include these pictures aswell

the first one is the connection to the feed pump to the water reservoir(water tank), and the second is a picture of the water tank I think its capacity is about 25 gallons.


Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 05, 2019 03:34PM
Could someone change the courtesy edit time to 10 minutes this is what I do on my forum. I can understand the limit on editing because someone can edit there post way after it was posted (how you used to have) like unlimited how it was set. I was in a situation where the page flipped and wanted to include the pictures on the previous page smoking smiley
Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 06, 2019 08:13AM
The Edit time has not changed on this site since it was added to Phorum years ago. (unlimited)
I sent you an email.

My guess is that your browser is the culprit, in that you are logged out of the forum every 20 minutes or so. This will occur if you don't keep your session cookie. Normal session cookie lasts 30 days.
Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 06, 2019 05:26PM
Hi Scott it worked this time. I was getting a warning something from admin.
Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 06, 2019 08:19PM
Hi Rick,

Its rained the past couple days. I was thinking about doing a mock-up with all the components on film, if your interested let me know.

Im talking electronics the whole nine yards etc. There is a control panel that know-body has seen and Im still working on and the dam super-heater. But the mock up will be really close to the final design.
Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 07, 2019 04:48AM
Yes, or you can do it with picture...your choice. I often stage this type of assembly mock-up, example attached. Feed water heater for my scooter.


Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 08, 2019 09:12PM
Looks good Rick... I still think you should be a moderator smiling smiley


Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 09, 2019 04:24AM
Jeremy my friend...I'll look into it. Part of my dilemma is that I'm in an apartment, in-between houses. This forum fills a void for not performing experiments, play time in my shop.

Enough of me, how is the mock-up coming? Take your time, no rush.

Last picture is of some sort of fuel injector for steam, on steroids smiling smiley In my post, I believe you stated that this can handle super critical (SC) steam. I'm thinking a SS construction? Tell me about this design?
Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 09, 2019 11:46AM
Hi Rick,

Yes the injector valve can handle SC steam. The construction is 316L and a special graphite impregnated spring loaded seal. The tolerances are super tight and probably work without the seal.

The injector is electronically actuated. So the user can use variable cutoff advance and such. The solenoid is 12vdc with a water cooled wire. The real innovation is that its variable lift thru a system of primary and secondary stops. I tested it dynamically and it throttles very efficiently.

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Still working on the mock up smiling smiley
Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 10, 2019 06:29AM
Hi Jeremy,
Take your time. However, you get the coveted "Tip-Of-The-Hat" thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up You have this device patented...you did it!

Am I correct in the application, to release SC steam right into the Cylinder? Please explain? Sorry for asking so many question, hope you don't mind.

Kind regards,
Rick
Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 10, 2019 12:32PM
Hi Rick,

I have done my best to explain the 4 cycle flash steam engine Flash steam

Just spend some time reading on that page, there are some links on that page links to. I hope I have provided enough info to explain to current design smiling smiley
Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 11, 2019 02:19PM
Rick, everyone who encounters my work calls it "junk science" and after all these years of work I just simply lost my impetus.
Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 12, 2019 04:51AM
Jeremy,
Let me complete looking through it. I'm relating it to thermodynamics and T-S diagrams. Let me review it a little more. I hope to point out the stumble block so to get you past the stall.

Here is a little bit that I think where you are coming from. You like a solid fuel, renewable, system. The system seams to have co-generation. These are two points I think are sweet smiling smiley If Craig goes to the meet, I would like you to talk with him about his ideas. You two are on the same parallel path.

We should talk Rocket Stoves also, sometime. This is another interesting area after we get through this one.

I'll be back...

Kind regards,
Rick
Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 12, 2019 04:18PM
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Rick
You like a solid fuel, renewable, system.


Back in the day when I was burning 4 to 6 hours a day, the only way I could, was using corn kernels as the primary fuel it was just cheaper thats the reasoning for it.

On the next combustion chamber its going to have an auxiliary kerosene vaporizing burner as a secondary on the afterburner unit..

I think its really important to work with the burner the more you experiment you can perform over the long run teaches you thermodynamics

This is the state of the system before the super heater, I hand built all of this, including the aluminium welding.




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Re: 4 cycle Flash Steam Engine
February 17, 2019 05:57AM
Hi Jeremy,
Your test rig and its components is awesome!

I have some advice when you invent. People will comment that it won't work, you're barking up the wrong tree and or they make fun of what you're doing...this is good. I take that kind of response and think I'm on the right track. Most likely, the people making comments are thinking that I should have thought of that. Or could have built that. Everyone has opinions and ideas, its like everyone has ash wholes. Its the ones who turn an idea into reality are omnipotent, the real creators in society...hope this helps.

OK, Your system as I see it is a combined cycle. You have combined the Diesel Cycle with the Rankin Cycle. The four strokes of your engine are defined in Diesel Cycle and the expansive work of the steam in the Rankin. You are using a hit and miss engine, excellent choice BTW, to demonstrate this Combined Cycle. You know I like combining cycles and often call it a Hybrid, i.e. my How I would build my Boiler thread.

Also, you are taking advantage of Carnot Efficiency with the way the steam is re-used, reheated to keep the efficiency up. Then as I understand the working diagram, you will use the exhaust heat for another cogeneration purpose like heating a house.

In summary, you have a sound concept that is feasible and works as you have demonstrated.

Kind regards,
Rick
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