I've uploaded the initial filing of the Raser suit against Pratt and Whitney to:
Admissions in this doc: Insufficient cooling water at Thermo, and much more.
According to this article two independent engineering firms verified the units work, yet raser claims they do not.
"Two independent engineering firms verified the ability of each installed PureCycle unit to consistently produce 250 kW when supplied with the contractually specified levels of geothermal water and cooling water."
I would like to express 'mock' outrage that raser would state something other than the exact truth about thermo 1
Did P & W file a response to this complaint? Do you have a link?
What was interesting is what was not said. What were the temperatures and flow rates?
Thanks for sharing your research with the Board.
I also notice that temps and flows were conspicuously missing. In reading the complaint, it seems raser had a tough time keeping stable temps and flows going into the units. this makes sense as they were taking water from 3-5 different wells, pumping it long distances into 50 units. I believe the complaint mentioned how tight that temp window was--raser was unable to hit it. This is not that fault of the PW units, this complaint should be thrown out as a nuisance complaint. Unless raser has hard data showing exactly what temps and flows went into the units. The operating parameters are no doubt pretty clear. PW, as well as raser, both know what flows and temps were going into the units. Per the USA today article, the PW spokesman says:
"the equipment we provided has performed at or above promised levels."
"Admissions in this doc: Insufficient cooling water at Thermo, and much more."
I was wondering what happened to Raser & guess I found out. You would have to trace this msg. board back to 07' but there where several "tech" type people questioning how the heck they would ever get enough "saleable" power out of this site considering the parasitic loads of the cooling plant (this is why large stationary plants are located next to large bodies of water) & the inconsistant nature of geothermal wells. Unlike the adds geo wells tend to be filled with entrained gases, etc, which shall we say normally lead to a less than consistent suppply.
In macro it's kind of a case study as to why we still & will always depend on either fossil fuels or nuke for a majority if not all of our base load power.
good luck to all,
I attended the little PR deal raser had up at the University Research park--the one where Hatch attended and they had one of the UTCP units on hand. They story of how raser and UTCP came to each other was presented in a different light at that event.
Regardless, this complaint makes it sound as if Raser took every word that UTCP told them (by the sales department) as if it were gospel. It seems that going into a business model that would be spending hundreds of millions of dollars--one would to a little bit of research on there own. That said, given raser's ineptness, I can see them doing nothing; after all the first goal of the business model was to pump the stock price up--then see if the whole thing may work.
This lawsuit is similar to one filed against Amp Resources early on. They dropped rumors of the Amp deal well before the official announcement. They ran the stock--then later called foul. Quite the business model.
Given Higgy and Brent Cook's struggle to speak the truth, it is tough to give their side of story much credence. One a separate note, it seems the majority of the $100 million spent was for well field development. I can't remember for sure
Thanks Roost. I wonder how much of the 100 million was paid to companies Higgy had a hand in? Would help the defense if they could prove this. If the accusations can't be proven there is a Slander case to be made.