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Pure Energy Systems News
December 21, 2015
I got a phone call last Friday from Brian Smith from Phoenix Energy of Nevada (PENV). At first, I was wondering why he was calling me, because what he was describing all seemed like conventional science. The irony is that it is indeed based on conventional, fully-developed technology. What is new and revolutionary is how they are putting things together.
Here's the bottom line, a sample set of numbers to illustrate the principle and scale. You put eight megawatts into an induction system, and you get a net 100 MW power out for the grid. I say "100 MW net" because more than that is produced, but part of it is used to run the system -- self-looped. And since it's steam that is being produced, this system could be retrofitted into a stranded asset coal power plant to bring it back online, at a cost of maybe $10 million.
I know, this sounds like lifting yourself up by your own bootstraps. I'm not seeing what plug of the wheelwork of nature is being harvested here, but Brian claims that both fields, Induction Metal Heating/Melting and Boiling Water Reactors have been in commercial use for over 50 years and are both proven and efficient methods in use today. "All the engineers PENV has presented this to can not argue with the math, and after careful examination come to the same conclusion PENV has.
You can see on their website that they've done a lot of engineering design work for these power plants. This is way beyond napkin drawings.
Expanded, here is an elaboration by Brian:
: PENV has designed a new build power plant in Florida using a reconditioned 100 MWe Steam Turbine Generator in an existing warehouse. Using PENV’s Induction fueled Steam Generator and associated equipment would require a 4 to 8 MW induction field to heat the flow channels in their steam generation system to about 1500 degrees.
: The induction fueled steam generator is very similar to a Nuclear Boiling Water Reactor (BWR), but instead of fission materials heating the flow tubes, PENV uses Induction field Resistive heating for their steam production. This design has all of the benefits of a Nuclear Power Plant with none of the waste, pollution or hazards associated with Nuclear Energy, while at the same time giving them the heat required to provide the necessary steam to run the 100MWe Steam Turbine generator proposed for the Florida Installation.
: This gives PENV the ability to put 90 MW of clean and emissions-free power to the grid, 24 hours a day.
: And since it's steam that is being produced, this system could be retrofitted into stranded assets such as coal, gas and oil, nuclear power plants to bring them back online, at a fraction of the cost of new construction. The entire budget for this Florida plant is 15 million dollars. This would make the cost per MW $150,000 Dollars -- not bad considering the average for a Solar installation nationwide is around 2.5 million per MW and gas and coal come in at 3.5 million per MW.
The story starts with inventor, H. Michael Dooley, while working on the design for a Nuclear Vitrification system using induction fields for heating with Kurion. These designs were submitted the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. (You can see that he really is legitimately involved with them in the
There was an error working with the wiki: Code section below.) In a text message, Brian explained: "Mike and Kurion were using induction fields to reduce the radioactive slurry from the Fukushima plant. That is when the idea to use these induction fields to generate steam came to him." He later added: "The instantaneous, selective and high heat transfer capabilities would be ideal for power generation."
The metal smelting, treating, and annealing industries use induction heating routinely in their operations. But it was Michael Dooley who put two and two together, realizing what could be done for the generation of grid power.
They have five patents filed, and have been seeking funding to retrofit the first power plant, and recently started the purchase of a closed 10.5 MW biofuels plant for conversion in Ware, Massachusetts in August of this year.
There are almost 1000 coal power plants that have been shut down in the United States in the last 15 years (85 in 2015 alone). All of these plants are candidates for conversion to PENV’s induction-fueled, waste-heat-recovery designs. The grid infrastructure is in place. What is needed is a clean way to generate steam, and they could come back online.
In their introductory
There was an error working with the wiki: Code, PENV explains the following:
: Induction Heating Process: A power supply sends alternating current through a coil generating a magnetic field. When metal is placed in that coil/field, circulating eddy currents are induced and flow against the electrical resistivity of the metal, creating controllable and selective heat.
: An induction system typically converts 90% of the energy expended into useful heat with no emissions.
PENV estimates that they could produce grid energy at between 2-3 cents/kW-h, with zero emissions. Presently, the cheapest power to produce is coal power. Its price averages: 3.7 cents/kw-h. So PENV could beat that.
Oh, I forgot to mention, a by-product of this process is the production of medical-grade water (very clean). A 100 MW plant should produce about 2.5 million gallons a day. Not bad.
Another innovation in their design is that they recycle the outgoing steam back into the system, so that heat is not lost to the environment but is put to use. They designed a reverse condenser for waste heat recovery. This design is similar and was inspired by existing desalination units on submarines and carriers. Once again, this is proven and already-in-use technology. PENV has redesigned it in a new way to work in the power industry.
I recommended to Brian that they look into using a Tesla Turbine to convert the steam energy into electricity. In particular, I suggested he look at NuEnergy's design. Nikola Tesla considered his boundary layer turbine his greatest contribution -- "a power plant in a hat," Tesla called it, due to its power density potential.
Mike and Brian appreciated that suggestion and mentioned that the smaller size of their equipment contributed to the lower build costs of PENV’s equipment. The simplicity and reduced size of boundary layer turbine will definitely be considered.
But even before I had made that suggestion, Brian said that PENV envisions a properly-designed steam generator vessel with the ability to produce enough steam to run a 100 MW steam turbine generator could be made the size of a bread truck. To give you some perspective, a typical gas or coal boiler is about 5 stories tall and can have a steam run of well over 100 hundred feet to feed the turbine.
Power Plant capital costs would be substantially lower. But the greatest savings would be in conversions, which would be a fraction of the accepted cost. Furthermore, the ability to take existing assets and bring them back to life to serve the communities they have already been serving would be a dream come true for many small towns, not to mention taking the strain off of the larger national grid.
PhoenixEnergy ofNevadaLLC - YouTube channel
http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1309/ML13092A456.pdf [United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission] - [PORTFOLIO ITEM] Phoenix Energy of Nevada, LLC and Kurion, Inc. Joint Partnership Development Project for the Skid Mounted Transportable Nuclear Power Plant On-site Spent Ion Exchange Resins Class B/C Driver Radioactive Isotopes Stripping and Transfer and Induction Heat Melt Volume Reduction Modular Vitrification System (MVS) Low Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) Processing and Storage Systems Facility
INDUCTION FIELD ENERGY POWERED INDUCED FEED WATER RE-HEAT ING STEAM WASTE HEAT ENERGY RECOVERY DRY COOLING REVERSE CONDENSER REGENERATIVE STEAM CYCLE ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION EVAPORATIVE DESALINIZATION FRESH WATER PRODUCTION CHP CO-GEN FACILITY DESIGN and FIELDING PROJECT - PowerPoint [say that 10 times real fast]
Induction Fields and their Amazing ability to Transfer Heat (YouTube / PhoenixEnergy ofNevadaLLC December 7, 2015)
5 patents filed
http://phoenixenergynv.com/ - home page
: Phoenix Energy of Nevada, LLC (PENV) is a Veteran owned closely and privately held viable early stage mid-market Nevada State Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) Small Business Company founded and incorporated in October 2010. Phoenix Energy (PENV) is an extremely innovative think outside of the “box” responsive and resolutions (fix-it) focused, based and oriented energy, power, marine, water and utilities Project Management, Engineering and Design, Development, Consulting and Construction Company with DOE, DOD, industrial, commercial and general specialties with Offices in Poway, California Carson City, Nevada and Pensacola, Florida.
: Services Offered
: 1. Fossil / Nuclear Fuel To Induction Energy Fuel Power Plant Conversions
: 2. Project Management
: 3. Project Oversight and Review
: 4. Electrical Engineering, Design and Modeling
: 5. Mechanical Engineering, Design and Modeling
: 6. Outage Management and Support
: 7. Project Auditing
: 8. Project Estimating
: 9. Construction, Installations and Testing
: PENV has also completed the design work for and is ready to build our new innovative Induction Energy Fueled Feed Water Re-Heat Regenerative Steam Cycle Waste Heat Recovery Dry Cooling Condenser Electric Power – Evaporative Fresh Water Production Co-Gen Facility. A zero emissions plant we know will change the face of Clean Electric Power Production, Marine Electric Propulsion, Desalinization and Water Treatment across the World.
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- - - -(The hyperlink is missing because this points to the present page)Latest: Directory:Induction Fueled Power Plant Design by Phoenix Energy of Nevada (PENV), LLC - Calculation: You put eight megawatts into an induction system, and you get a net 100 MW power out -- self-looped -- for the grid, at a cost of 2-3 cents/kW-h, with no emissions. A perfect retrofit for decommissioned coal plants. A by-product of this process is the production of medical-grade water (very clean). (PESN December 21, 2015)
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