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Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
In Japan, there had been theoratical experiments on harnessing solar energy to meet its energy needs by sending ' space satellites receivers' to beam and magnify the sun's heat to Japan ground stations.
Unfortunately, mankind's tech in energy storage is pretty limited. As the night drags on, power is lost.
However, if nations can share, through cabling, the sun's energy may meet all planet Earth's needs. Half the planet is night while the other half faces the sun for 12 hrs. Thus, through sharing of cables to supply energy, those on the night phase will receive solar energy from the other half that faces the sun, and vice versa, a continous form of energy to meet needs, while mankind grapple with better ideas on storage of energy without loss.
Thank you for your email. You can design this unit any way you want to as long as it works. Here are the answers to your questions:
1. I made the original pressure vessel out of 1/4" steel but I highly recommend doing it round like a piece of big pipe with beveled ends because of the pressure.
2. In my unit which is small, I have a water bar inside the pressure vessel and it drips 3 1/2 teaspoons. I call this a drip pressure vessel because the drop of water falls to the hot floor of the pressure vessel and immediately turns to steam just like a drop of water falling on a hot skillet.
3. My unit produces 750 degrees and produces 350 lbs. of pressure but, of course, you can build it as big as you want. You can go to my website www.frictionboiler.com and you will see all of my drawings and sketches.
I hope that this information is helpful. Please keep me posted on your progress.
Your first question regarding the gasket on top of the steam boiler - no, I do not use a gasket because as in your second question - yes, it is welded on.
Your 3rd question - no. In my unit, I drilled 3 3/8" holes in the pipe and outside of the pressure vessel there are two valves - one a regulator valve and I can control the flow of water like adjusting a carburetor and the other is an on and off valve. Once I set the regulator valve, I don't have to touch it again unless I want to make more steam.
Your next question, no, you must pressurize the pressure vessel, the water reservoir and the water hopper. To get water in the hopper, you must depressurize the hopper leaving the water reservoir and pressure vessel still pressurized. When the water hopper is filled, it will automatically repressurize. Please refer to my drawings which will show this.