The Cyclone Steam Engine could power your car by itself or as hybrid. It could also power your house. It could be used to capture waste heat from linear particle accelerators. It is one of the only technologies right now than can be scaled up cheaply and cleanly. It could have been done 8 years ago.
RAYTHEON & JIM MODEN PROJECTS – Raytheon had contacted Jim Moden for the use of his mono-propellant fuel. Jim Moden contacted Cyclone to assist his fuel application. Raytheon contracted Cyclone for: first to test the mono-propellant, the second for efficiency test of the S1 engine and the third for two prototype Cyclone MK 5 engines.
Cyclone was contacted by Jim Moden to use a Cyclone engine for underwater operation using his mono-propellant (Moden fuel). Cyclone did a development contract with Ratheon to test this fuel on our MK 2 engine, and designed and built a special heat exchanger for this application. Cyclone built and installed the combustion chamber, as designed by Jim Moden, on the MK 2 Cyclone Engine. This is the first real underwater capable submersible engine run. This is not to be compared to a torpedo, this is for much greater depths. The Cyclone engine delivered a predictable efficiency and performance.
Two submersible prototype engines were contracted using the MK 5 base engine. The combustion chamber was designed by Jim Moden. The heat exchanger was designed by Kevin Bowen of Ratheon, who would supply these parts at the new test lab Raytheon was to construct. The two MK 5 engines were test run on JP 8 at the Cyclone facility, witnessed by Raytheon engineers and met the contract requirements for the Raytheon deliverable contract. The two MK 5 Cyclone engines were then shipped to Raytheon and we understand that the US government budget cuts has slowed Research and Development.
We are continuing to work with Jim Moden on the newest Cyclone Moden Engine for underwater operation, the Iron Man suit, and other suitable venues.
Combilift – A contract is to build and deliver two MK 5 engines to this forklift company in Ireland, a heavy duty material handling manufacturer. One engine is to run on liquid fuels and the other on vapor fuels to meet tier 5 and 6 international emission standards.
Completed Combilift forklift engines are in testing on the dynamometer to ensure the performance and durability for a constant duty environment. This is based on the MK 5 engine. The engines that will be the final delivery will be more production friendly version of the MK 5. This is the best solution for forklifts and other equipment operating indoors where battery power will not do the job and internal combustion cannot meet international emission standards. The completion process is slower than expected due to the budget of the project and phasing in of the redesigned MK 5.
TARDEC (US ARMY – Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center) – The contract was to deliver a power generation complete compact system running on JP8 to produce 10KW of electricity.
The TARDEC request was for a size and weight generator system, 12”x12”x17”, and less than one hundred pounds dry. The generator was required to fit in the Bradly, Abrams, and the Striker vehicles. The compact electrical generator was supplied by Electrica Mechanical Inc. The Cyclone S2 Engine/Generator system was accepted by TARDEC and was targeted to move on to the next product pre-production phase. Federal budget cuts have temporarily slowed down the process. Cyclone is the first and only system available that meets this military requirement.
LSR (Land Speed Record) Cyclone Steam Engine Powered Car – This is an in house project were Cyclone Power provided the engine.
Cyclone set up a subsidiary, Cyclone Performance LLC for the purpose of receiving donations to build a car to run at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The goal is to establish a 200 MPH record for a steam powered car, the current record is 148.308 MPH. Cyclone Power provided the engine and all other parts were contributed or paid with donated monies. The Cyclone engine is currently installed and we are missing the safety gear at about $25,000 to complete the car. Another approximately $25,000 will be needed to get the vehicle and crew to the Salt Flats for the record attempt. Please go to the web site www.TeamSteamUSA.com for the details.