The hydrogen combustion theory does not explain why the heat is restricted primarily to the outside of the tube. The adulterated tube material would have a lower melting temperature than the pure alumina powder covering. Hydrogen that is coming from inside the tube would melt the tube as well as the alumina power covering it. There is no localization of tube melting where the tube would be fractured. The tube as the origin of the hydrogen would have been exposed to a higher heat than the insolated covering. The alumina covering and the heater wire looks like it is totally melted and not subjected to the concentration of hot spot melting.
View <http://www.lenr-coldfusion.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/meltedtubeinner.png> Hide <https://disqus.com/embed/comments/?base=default&version=00daf4c88f8d70383290c91b5941dbc9&f=ecw&t_i=12464%20http%3A%2F%2Fwww.e-catworld.com%2F%3Fp%3D12464&t_u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.e-catworld.com%2F2015%2F03%2F17%2Fjack-cole-reports-reactor-meltdown-in-experiment%2F&t_e=Jack%20Cole%20Reports%20Reactor%20Meltdown%20in%20Experiment&t_d=Jack%20Cole%20Reports%20Reactor%20Meltdown%20in%20Experiment&t_t=Jack%20Cole%20Reports%20Reactor%20Meltdown%20in%20Experiment&s_o=desc&l=#> [image: Thumbnail] <http://www.lenr-coldfusion.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/meltedtubeinner.png> The mark on the inner surface of the tube looks like the alumna in contact with the heater wire was melted. Furthermore, the heater wire looks like it is melted along its entire length which means the wire was subjected to extreme heat equally applied along the entire length of the tube. On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 10:42 AM, Jack Cole <jcol...@gmail.com> wrote: > I had an interesting experiment yesterday. This was my first time using a > triac to regulate input power and sealing the tube with a compression > fitting. Unfortunately, my thermocouple failed. > > Take a look at the alumina tube and the evidence for melting. The furnace > sealant which I coated it with completely melted and agglomerated to the > bottom of the cell (also appears to be mixed with melted alumina). > > > http://www.lenr-coldfusion.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_20150317_084823_361.jpg > > The tube was purchased from China and is purportedly 95% pure. It was > supposed to have a continuous operating temperature of 1500C. > > Any opinions? > > Jack > > >