It sounds like Chuck crashed. It is too bad. I'm glad he is OK. It would have been a good thing for everyone involved in steam if he had broken the record
The Navy tested other technologies as well but Raytheon didn't go with those either. Kevin Bowen filed a patent for a Cyclone style power plant. Perhaps indicating which technology he thought was best. As Kevin Bowen mentioned in his speech at Cyclone Raytheon has been working on unmanned subs for decades. Taking the project off the shelf and latter back on the shelf. The project will likely stay on the shelf as Raytheon seeks to be the Microsoft for navigating Drones. But perhaps like Microsoft with the Surface pro 3 it will once again be back in the hardware business. "why wouldn't they just use the ones they manufacture for the Navy's Mark 46 and Mark 54 torpedoes?" I don't know but my guess they had very good reasons. Perhaps they were not efficient or powerful enough. Perhaps also like a stirling engine they could only operate efficiently at one speed.
The Green Turbine worked on its engine before Cyclone and brought its turbine to market about year and a half ago. Thus proving it takes a long time and effort to bring a steam engine to market. It would also appear that Green Turbine focused more on the turbine and less on the equally important accompanying components. I would imagine most folks who would buy an advanced external combustion engine would also want an advanced steam generating and combustion apparatus to go along with it. Folks have been critical at Cyclone for taking on too much. Companies that took the simple approach and focused solely on engines may have completed engines but are not prepared for the next complex needed to bring a working engine to market.
Finally, Cyclone's original mission was to be engineers and consultants. It looks like they are now filling that role.
True Cyclone took on all the complexities of integrating all the necessary systems to make a stream engine viable. Cyclone's competitors like the Green Steam Turbine focused on the engine. Green Steam finished the engine but know one is going to buy it if they have to develop all the other systems. It appears Cyclones strategies may still have pay off.
I don't think you are up to date as to the duties and capabilities of a modern machine shop. Advances have allowed machine shops to take on more duties than ever before. I recommend that you go to youtube and check out the video from Modern Machine Shop Magazine titled, Top Shops 2013: WSI Industries. I think you will be quite impressed. Like a modern machine shop it appears Cyclone is the one stop shop for all you steam needs.
Is TopLine Environmental producing anything? Their website still shows the Plasma Glid Arc. Cyclone's agreement with CNC has proved to be fruitful. This agreement also appears to be for specialized parts, "production and assembly of Cyclone’s components such as Heat Exchangers with control modules and burner assembles, small low pressure water/liquid positive displacement pumps capable of temperatures up to 212⁰F, high efficiency, low amperage and cost effective and high pressure water/liquid positive displacement pumps capable of 3500 PSI continuous duty."
These parts could possibly used for other applications than Cyclones engines.
I disagree most of the big players told us that we were in a new computer aided paradigm of development where advances were going to happen fast. Even after the genome was mapped few of the promised drugs happened.
Most of the genome companies had promising technologies that did not yield much at the time of the tech bubble. !0 years latter promising drugs based on ones genome are becoming a reality. Cancer is fast become a manageable condition. I do not think Cyclones efforts will have been vain.
They will likely keep on keeping on. Tweeter went bankrupt in 2007 but is still traded and went up huge when mistaken for twitter.THEGQ check out drivel on the power board bconq
Why mention religion or nationality at all. All human behaviors are universal. You can't admit fault or a mistake. I'm not Jewish. But would view my self as American of Jewish ancestry and proud of both. Why did you take down your post? Was it because it was clearly anti Semitic. I could not interpret it any other way. Even this post shows little nuance but instead belies an extreme bias if not a thinly veiled racism. Sad, clearly events with Cyclone have been supporting those with negative sentiment for 2 years now. But you feel the need to embellish the facts with personal biases which have nothing to do with events that unfolded over these several years. Very Sad. I haven't ignored you yet but will soon. If Cyclone goes BK you will continue to be a bitter soul who only finds satisfaction in bitter ranting.
This could be described as descriptive because there are criminals of all nationalities and religions.
I know you are trying to develop a world where you train others to think 100% like you, communicate like you, and to berate people who you believe are beneath you. Anyone who doesn't share your opinions 100% deserves extreme harsh punishment and needs your training. Why don't you try a new more empathic philosophy? Try a world that grows because of a diversity of ideas and opinions. That views facts through multiple different lenses some very different than your own. It could be quite liberating good day and ignore.
I'm not paid. I don't resort to calling people names. I don't make claims for Phoenix or Cyclone. But I make guesses and judgment calls based on company information. The video of the Phoenix CEO looks real enough certainly not staged. Nor would I say the CEO's comments about the WHE are overly flattering. My posts are not always flattering either. The Phoenix company website doesn't make any claims to being anything more than a company trying to make a product. Not much different than thousands of other companies hoping to become established. Your favorite company GE has made rosy predictions that now seem like exaggerations. Cyclone seems like a choir boy in comparison. Perhaps Cyclone needs to get more green stimulus funds, fed window privileges, bailouts, and give its CEO direct access to the White House. They should perhaps also cheat on their tax filings like GE and ruthlessly fire 10% of their work force every year. If Cyclone told the world through their filling they were making money hand over fists their stock price would be much higher, While I don't agree with all your numbers Cyclone has spent a vast amount of money. Yes I agree it sad that companies delay defray and make loses seem to disappear. If Cyclone were like GE they would be masters at it with their own special accounting methods. But no they have been honest with loses and the revenues and un like a scam. They are not attractive. A company on life support ;perhaps but not a scam.
By the way I looked into the Honda, Marathon, Jennsbacher units for my home cheapest quote $25000. That did not include the cost of backup boiler.
Can these diesel generators burn waste oil as cleanly? Phoenix steers that it chose an external combustion engine for its cleaner burn properties,
The Phoenix genset utilizes a high-tech Micro Dry Steam Generator (MDSG) and an external combustion engine. In this configuration, the fuel stays in the combustion chamber much longer than an internal combustion engine. This allows the fuel to be more thoroughly burned, which greatly minimizes harmful emissions to the atmosphere. A gasoline or diesel-powered engine uses explosions to power the engine. These explosions last only a millisecond which does not allow the fuel to be completely burned; thereby, exhausting more pollution. The Phoenix genset emissions are essentially free of NOx and CO2 particulates, with insignificant SO2 levels.
If you live in the northeast it can cost you $11k per efficient boiler(including install.) A large dealership would likely need 3 to 4 boilers that would be $33k to $44k. Not all municipalities have natural gas so we are still are big users of heating oil which can top $4. A large facility can easily spend $1000's a month on heat. Electricity is also very expensive. It can cost thousands of month during the summer to cool a place. My local mechanic says his clean burn system does a great job heating 3 bays and his office. I would bet in many locals the pay off on $40k might be 3 to 5 years.