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    Default Are any of you guys familiar with the science of combustion?

    In the realm of engines, I always thought of combustion as an exothermic reaction that could only be ignited by a source of heat. The heat of compression in the case of a diesel and obviously a spark in a Spark Ignition engine. I recently had the pleasure of viewing a personal presentation and demonstration of a new ignition system that, if I understood correctly, ignited air/fuel with free radicals produced through the creation of cold plasma instead of a spark. Among other claimed benefits, the one that caught my attention was the claim of a considerable faster charge burn rate.

    I don't quite 100% understand "free radicals" and their role in combustion. Anyone have some insight on this? Shan?
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    The first guy in the video below is the gentleman that presented the system and technology to me. Dan Singleton Ph.D, President/CEO of TPS, Transient Plasma Systems. Obviously the presentation is slanted toward the larger market of fuel savings and reduced emissions. However, there may be something there for the performance market too. Still trying to figure it out.


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    Old Tech. Power a small diesel or Nat gas motor to spin a high torque electric motor. Works great for mining operations. Haul trucks and shovels are big. Lots of room for switches and the diesel motor and the very heavy electric motor. And the batteries. I would hook up one of the guys in the vid with my hot sister-in-law if he could get her off my boat and make a faster one. But I don't think they like girls as we know them.

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    And before I get flamed.....A power source AKA motor/generator makes X amount of voltage/amps. Which spins a DC motor which will spin uncontrollably without a RAMP monitor that will twist AR plate steel in knots if not controlled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uniboarder View Post
    Old Tech. Power a small diesel or Nat gas motor to spin a high torque electric motor. Works great for mining operations. Haul trucks and shovels are big. Lots of room for switches and the diesel motor and the very heavy electric motor. And the batteries. I would hook up one of the guys in the vid with my hot sister-in-law if he could get her off my boat and make a faster one. But I don't think they like girls as we know them.
    Other than the non engine related applications, he did mention the markets he was currently active and has sales in were power generation, diesel, and natural gas . However, they're not small engines. Engines that are three stories tall is what was presented. There was a focus in the presentation of the systems ability to ignite extremely lean mixtures. Not really any interest to us though.

    He also mentioned that several other companies were pursuing development of similar technologies. Reportedly, Federal Mogul is working on a system that is AC. His deal is different and apparently offers benefits over an AC system. I don't know enough to really speak to it.

    Again what caught my attention is it's reported increase in the rate at which combustion occurs. Something about more Free Radicals than spark ignition. I'd like to better understand that. A decrease in required ignition advance would be a fantastic benefit to the performance market. Don't understand it enough to buy into it or not.

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    Yes hydrogen, with some purge, will be the future. But conductors are under attack. Hydrogen is easily mined (atmosphere) but conductors are not. Nichol/Cadmium is a sweet heart now but soon all batteries will be vilified. Petrochem will persevere. Todays batteries, water and sulfuric acid (electrolyte) are cheap and are produced from by products. Cadmium used to be a health hazard until heavy metals came back into popularity for our light weight cordless impacts. Progress is what it is, those gay guys get to get married, but OPEC has a shit load of oil in reserve. Open headers and fuck the fish cops , this summer I am doing some traveling!

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    Pour gas in, go fast. Is that bad?

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    Jason, is it beer thirty already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleek Freak View Post
    Jason, is it beer thirty already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott foxwell View Post
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    Yep Scott me too... But, at least Bob couldn't claim these systems are of the fighter aircraft era...Like mags...

    And, I don't think this newer technology will be all that much better when it comes to the milliseconds we have to fire the charges in performance engines.. It all happens so fast, piston speed plays such a role, not to mention "quench" areas and flame travel...

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