Explosive Results at Emergingtec
Emergingtec's 20040806 update indicates that they are still focusing on the (non-trivial) automotive adaptation problems, rather than on simple calorimetry that would show them that their perpetual motion machine in an energy sink. Not only is this a distraction, but they have found that it's also dangerous.
3. Late Saturday evening we had a very big bang indeed due to a malfunction of the injector (injector?) and a backfire that went backwards into the oxygen surge storage tank. . We just are not equipped to do this. Four of the our people were standing there and thank God only one of them got banged up pretty good although every ones head was ringing for quite a while. While that was very bad news it was a miracle that no one else got hurt.The good news is that they seem to have learned a little from the explosion.
I can tell you that the big bang was a wake up call that told us working 14-16 hours a day and injecting hydrogen and oxygen under pressure into a combustion chamber is a dangerous combination.Sleep sounds good. But doesn't Missouri have trout that need looking after?
We took ½ day off and everyone got some sleep and we have instituted some lock out procedures on the reserve tanks to (hopefully) prevent any problems as part of the team fiddles with it awaiting the engine guys to get started.