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So, what's the purpose of this unit?
We've designed and are selling this prototype to provide a hands-on, engaging, and informative tool for those interested in our renewable energy systems, and specifically in Tesla turbine technology.
It gives you a chance to see the turbine in action, understand its mechanics, and gain experience with assembly, disassembly, and maintenance.
We believe this initial experience is crucial before making the step up to our full-sized, turn-key power generation systems.
Get Yourself Prepared
This prototype is essentially a first step for those considering a full-scale residential or commercial Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system.
It offers you a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with the turbine technology, and gain a practical understanding of its workings, benefits, and potential.
It's a scaled-down, educational version of the turbine we're developing for our full scale solar thermal and biomass powered CHP systems.
From initial trials, the turbine has shown promising potential, generating 1200 watts of power on a Dyno test with 30-40psi and a notable 250 watts electrical load (when partnered with an upgrade generator package) on just 15psi of compressed air.
It is also designed for future upgradeability, with provisions to accommodate a 2-stage upgrade that we aim to release soon.
What Does The Loyalty Program Do For You?
Learn how to safely operate a Tesla Turbine now with our smaller 4.5in prototype. Then save on your full scale turnkey residential or commercial power generation system later!
Purchasing our 4.5in Tesla Turbine gets you a 10% discount that's applied to your full size residential or commercial system, in the end saving you more than the cost of the prototype.(See below for more loyalty program information.)
Please Note: Our turbine is for educational and experimental purposes and must be handled responsibly. Always follow safety guidelines and procedures as provided in the accompanying user manual.
The primary materials used in the turbine, which include polycarbonate and aluminum, were chosen to allow us to produce a robust yet affordable prototype that offers an accurate depiction of how Tesla turbines work.
The 4.5in TesTur is a working prototype but it is not designed to function as a commercial-grade generator.
By purchasing this turbine, you assume all responsibility for its safe usage.
Remember, your safety is the top priority!
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Detailed Product Description
The TesTur Energy Tesla Turbine Prototype: A Glimpse into the Future of Sustainable Energy
The TesTur Energy Tesla Turbine prototype is a meticulously crafted piece of technology that not only offers a hands-on educational tool for renewable energy enthusiasts but also represents a tangible artifact of the ongoing journey towards sustainable, renewable energy solutions.
Crafted as a 1:1 replica of our working prototype, the turbine offers a unique blend of practical, aesthetic, and educational value. It's a symbol of a cleaner energy future, as well as a testament to the innovative spirit driving TesTur Energy's mission.
Key Features and Components
The Turbine Unit:
At the heart of our prototype is a Tesla Turbine, made up of a single-stage disk stack encased in a robust, durable polycarbonate casing. This 6in x 6in casing features a 4.5in diameter, providing the turbine with a compact yet efficient design. The turbine discs are made from 3015 h13 aluminum, chosen for its impressive strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to wear and tear.
Stainless Steel Shaft:
The turbine's central shaft is a robust 1/2in stainless steel rod designed to withstand high rotational speeds and resist rust and corrosion, ensuring longevity and reliability.
Stainless Steel Bearings:
To facilitate smooth and efficient rotation of the turbine, we use high-quality metal shield bearings made from stainless steel. These bearings are not only highly durable and resistant to wear but also contribute to the overall efficiency of the turbine.
Dual 1/2in NPT Nozzle Inlet:
Our Tesla Turbine prototype is designed with versatility in mind, with a dual 1/2in NPT nozzle inlet that can be hooked up to a variety of sources: compressed air, water, or low-temperature vacuum steam. This feature opens up a range of potential experiments and educational opportunities.
Ports for Cooling Water:
The turbine includes ports designed for the attachment of a cooling water system. While the water pump and cooling system are not included with the purchase, these ports allow for easy setup if continuous use of the turbine is desired.
In our tests, the turbine has demonstrated an impressive output of around 1200 watts on the turbine dyno test with 30-40psi and already proven 250 watts electrical load with the upgraded generator package on just 15psi of compressed air. The turbine is rated for a maximum safe RPM of 30,000 with the aluminum disks, and a maximum operational temperature of 85°C. Please remember that these are test conditions, and the turbine is not designed to be run at these limits continuously.
The design of the turbine allows for future upgradability. While the prototype is a single-stage version, we are planning to offer a 2nd stage add-on package in the near future, which customers will be able to use to upgrade their turbines.
Important Note: Prototype Status
It's important to note that while these turbines are operational, they are not turnkey or fully operational turbines. These are copies of our prototype we are selling as educational tools and collectors' items. The turbines require careful handling and should not be run continuously or under high loads without appropriate safety measures and maintenance.
The TesTur Energy Tesla Turbine prototype is more than just a product; it's a conversation piece, a learning tool, and a tangible representation of the future of sustainable energy. By purchasing this turbine, you are not only getting a meticulously crafted piece of machinery but also contributing to ongoing research and development in the field of sustainable energy. It's an investment in the future, and a fascinating addition to any renewable energy enthusiast's collection.
1. Overall Design:
The design of the Tesla Turbine Prototype involves a compact structure with a size of 6in x 6in and a small diameter of 4.5in, making it convenient for handling and operation. The turbine is designed to be a single-stage version, with provisions for future upgrades to a two-stage version using a forthcoming add-on package.
2. Main Components:
Polycarbonate Casing: The casing of our turbine prototype is made from high-grade polycarbonate. This material is chosen for its strength and durability, as well as its transparency. This allows users to observe the turbine's operation and internals, providing a more immersive and educational experience.
3015 h13 Aluminum Disc Stack: The turbine contains a disc stack made from 3015 h13 aluminum. This particular type of aluminum is known for its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio and excellent resistance to wear and abrasion, ensuring the longevity of the turbine.
Stainless Steel Shaft: The turbine uses a robust 1/2in stainless steel shaft designed to resist rust and corrosion, contributing to the turbine's durability and reliability.
Metal Shield Bearings: The bearings are made from high-quality stainless steel, providing smooth and efficient turbine operation.
3. Operational Specifications:
Max Operational Temperature: The turbine is designed to operate up to a maximum temperature of 85°C. Exceeding this temperature can lead to risks of overheating and damage to the turbine components.
Max Safe RPM: The turbine is capable of achieving up to 30,000 RPM safely with the aluminum discs. Running the turbine beyond this speed can lead to potential safety hazards and damage to the turbine.
Power Output: The turbine has demonstrated the capacity to produce up to 1200 watts of power under dyno tests with 30-40 psi of compressed air. An upgraded generator package has shown a consistent power output of 250 watts electrical load on just 15 psi of compressed air.
Inlet: The turbine comes with a dual 1/2in NPT nozzle inlet designed to connect to a variety of mediums, including compressed air, water, or low-temperature vacuum steam.
4. Upgrade and Maintenance Provisions:
Cooling Ports: The turbine is equipped with ports for cooling water, allowing for continuous operation. However, customers will need to purchase a separate water pump and cooling water system.
Upgrade Capacity: The turbine is designed to be upgraded to a 2-stage version with a future add-on package. This gives users the flexibility to improve and adapt their turbine as desired.
Please note that these are prototypes designed for compressed air tests and DIY testing. They are not complete turnkey or operational turbines. The turbines are sold as working copies of our prototype and users need to be aware of safety guidelines and limitations on usage. All users assume all liability from damage or injury that may occur from use. The turbines should not be used as a substitute for a fully operational turbine.
Our Tesla Turbine prototype is a piece of innovative machinery built for educational purposes and experimental endeavors in renewable energy. This section will guide you through the optimal way to use this prototype safely and effectively. We urge all users to follow these guidelines strictly to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Tesla Turbine prototype.
Safe Operation Procedures:
Secure Setup: Ensure that the turbine is securely fastened to a stable surface before initiating any operation. This is to prevent any accidental movement or tipping over that may occur due to the turbine's motion or any external forces.
Power Input: The turbine comes with a dual 1/2in NPT nozzle inlet for your choice of compressed air, water, or low-temperature vacuum steam. Never exceed 40psi at the nozzle as this may cause overpressure and potential damage or harm.
Safe Temperatures: Be careful not to exceed the maximum operational temperature of 85°C during operation. Excessive heat may cause damage to the polycarbonate casing and other components of the turbine.
Safe Speeds: The safe maximum RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) for the Tesla Turbine with the 3015 h13 aluminum discs is 30,000 RPM. Do not operate the turbine beyond this speed limit as it may lead to mechanical damage and compromise safety.
Safety Equipment: We strongly recommend using personal protective equipment such as safety goggles, gloves, and a sturdy enclosure or blast shield during the operation of the turbine. This is to protect the operator from any possible harm due to accidental dislodging or disintegration of parts under extreme operating conditions.
Bearings Cooling: If you plan on continuous operation of the turbine, you need to cool the bearings. There are ports provided for cooling water, but the water pump and cooling system are not included and must be purchased separately.
Safety Measures for Diverse Environments:
Safe Locations: Do not operate the turbine in an enclosed space or near animals, individuals, or valuable property where harm or damage could occur. Always ensure that the operation takes place in a safe, open, and secure location where any potential mishap can be contained.
Safe Storage: Always store the turbine in a dry, clean environment away from direct sunlight or high-temperature areas. The turbine should be stored securely out of reach of children or individuals unfamiliar with its operation.
Operational Maintenance and Troubleshooting:
Regular Checks: Ensure regular checks of the torque specification on all bolts and screws for safety. Inspect the turbine regularly for any signs of wear and tear or damage.
Cleaning: Keep the turbine clean and dust-free to ensure smooth operation. When cleaning or inspecting the turbine, avoid direct contact with sharp edges or hot surfaces.
Maintenance Guide: Always follow the provided maintenance guide and step-by-step maintenance videos on our TesTur Energy YouTube channel for any repair, replacement, or routine maintenance tasks.
By following these guidelines and taking the necessary precautions, you can ensure a safe and effective operational experience with our Tesla Turbine prototype. Remember, TesTur Energy assumes no liability for any damage or injury caused by misuse of this product. Your safety is our utmost concern, and we appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines.
Please note that while this turbine is functional, it is not intended to be a "working turbine". It is not a fully operational turbine and should not be used as such. This turbine is designed as a prototype for educational and DIY testing purposes, and is not designed to power devices or systems in a continuous, commercial, or industrial capacity. Use this product responsibly and safely.
Maintenance and Care Instructions
Caring for your Tesla Turbine prototype not only extends its lifespan, but it also ensures the best possible performance. Please follow these maintenance instructions to keep your turbine in optimal condition.
General Cleaning: Regularly remove dust and debris from the turbine. Polycarbonate casing and aluminum disks should be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or materials that may scratch or damage the casing or the discs.
Bearings Maintenance: The bearings of your Tesla Turbine need to be periodically lubricated and checked for wear and tear. If continuous use of the turbine is desired, cooling is required for the bearings. Ports for cooling water have been provided, but you'll need to acquire a separate water pump and cooling water system.
Shaft Inspection: The stainless steel shaft should be inspected for any signs of wear, bending, or damage. In the event of any abnormalities, cease operation immediately and contact us for support.
Operational Temperatures: Ensure the operational temperature of the turbine does not exceed 85°C. Excessive heat can cause damage to the internal components of the turbine.
Safe RPM Maintenance: Ensure the turbine does not exceed 30,000 RPM with the aluminum discs. Exceeding this limit can lead to premature wear and potentially dangerous situations.
Inlet and Outlet Inspection: Regularly check the dual 1/2in NPT nozzle inlet for any signs of blockage or damage. Clear any blockages and replace damaged parts as necessary to maintain optimal performance.
Bolt and Screw Checks: Regularly check all bolts and screws for their torque specification. Loose bolts and screws can lead to operational inefficiencies and potential safety hazards.
Upgrade and Repair: Our turbine has been designed for easy upgradeability to a two-stage version with our add-on package. All repairs and upgrades should be done following our official instructional videos found on the TesTur Energy YouTube channel. Never attempt to modify the turbine while it is operating.
Storage: When not in use, the turbine should be stored in a clean, dry environment away from direct sunlight or high temperatures. This will protect the turbine from premature wear and environmental damage.
Replacement Parts: We offer replacement parts for every component of your turbine. Check our website for details. Using only official TesTur Energy parts ensures your turbine maintains optimal performance and safety standards.
Remember, your Tesla Turbine is a prototype and requires careful handling. Any modifications or misuse outside of these guidelines can potentially lead to performance issues, damage, or safety hazards.
Always refer to the detailed maintenance guide provided with your purchase and the step-by-step maintenance videos on our TesTur Energy YouTube channel for comprehensive maintenance procedures.
In case of any difficulties or uncertainties, reach out to us via our chatbot on the TesTurEnergy.com website or email at TesTurEnergy@gmail.com. Our dedicated customer support team is ready to assist you and ensure your Tesla Turbine experience is rewarding and educational.
Please note: Any repairs made by a non-TesTur Energy technician or unauthorized modifications will void the warranty and may lead to decreased performance or potential safety hazards.
Safety and Precautions
The safety of our customers is paramount, and we at TesTur Energy have designed our Tesla Turbine prototypes with this in mind. We encourage you to read through this section carefully and adhere to all safety precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience with our prototype.
1. OPERATION SAFETY
Turbine Stability: To prevent accidental movement or tipping during operation, always secure the turbine to a stable surface.
Temperature and Speed Limits: Do not exceed the safe operational temperature of 85°C or the maximum safe RPM of 30,000 with the aluminum discs. Exceeding these limits can lead to damage to the prototype and potential safety risks.
Pressure Limits: Do not exceed 40 psi at the nozzle. Overpressurization may cause harm or damage.
Safety Equipment: Always use safety equipment such as safety goggles, gloves, and a sturdy enclosure or blast shield during operation. This equipment is necessary to protect against potential harm from parts that might dislodge during operation or debris from the air or water sources used.
Operation Environment: Do not operate the turbine in an enclosed space or near animals, individuals, or valuable property where harm or damage may occur.
2. MAINTENANCE SAFETY
Depressurization and Cool Down: Before performing any maintenance tasks, ensure the turbine is switched off, completely depressurized, and has cooled down to a safe temperature.
Bolt and Screw Inspections: Regularly check the torque specification on all bolts and screws. Loose connections can lead to an unsafe operating environment.
Handling During Maintenance: When inspecting or cleaning the turbine, avoid direct contact with sharp edges or hot surfaces. Wear protective gloves during this process.
Following Maintenance Guide: When replacing parts or performing routine maintenance, always follow our step-by-step maintenance guides provided on our TesTur Energy YouTube channel. Following our instructions ensures you maintain your turbine correctly and safely.
3. STORAGE SAFETY
Storage Environment: Always store the turbine in a dry, clean environment away from direct sunlight or high-temperature areas. These conditions can prolong the lifespan of your Tesla Turbine.
Safe Keeping: Keep the turbine out of reach of children or individuals unfamiliar with its operation. This precaution is essential to avoid accidents or improper handling.
4. TRANSPORTATION SAFETY
Handling During Transportation: When transporting the turbine, avoid dropping, dragging, or hitting the unit against hard surfaces. Improper handling during transportation could lead to damage or potential safety risks.
Storage During Transportation: Store the turbine in a sturdy, padded case or box during transportation. Ensure the turbine is secure and will not shift or move around during transport.
Remember, all responsibility for any damage or injury resulting from the operation, maintenance, storage, or transportation of the Tesla Turbine prototype lies with the user. TesTur Energy LLC or Heat And Power LLC is not liable for any damages or injuries due to use or misuse of the product. Your safety is our primary concern, and by adhering to these guidelines, you are increasing your odds of ensuring a secure and rewarding experience with our Tesla Turbine prototype.
Warranty and Guarantee Information
30-Day Limited Warranty
At TesTur Energy, we are dedicated to offering high-quality, innovative products. To give you peace of mind, every Tesla Turbine prototype comes with a 30-Day Limited Warranty that covers any defects in materials and workmanship. This Warranty is applicable from the date of delivery to the original purchaser.
Under this Warranty, we commit to replacing or repairing, at our discretion, any product determined to have a manufacturing defect. This process will involve no additional charges, but shipping costs for sending the defective item back to our facility will be shouldered by the customer.
Please note that any evidence of misuse, neglect, or alterations to the turbine that are not approved by TesTur Energy will void the Warranty. This includes operation beyond the prescribed safety guidelines such as exceeding the safe operational temperature of 85°C, maximum safe RPM of 30,000 with the aluminum discs, or exceeding 40 psi at the nozzle.
Exclusions and Limitations
The 30-Day Limited Warranty does not cover:
-Damage resulting from, general use, misuse, abuse, accidents, or unauthorized repair or alteration.
-Damage caused by operation or improper maintenance, including but not limited to operation beyond the prescribed safety guidelines.
-Cosmetic damage, including but not limited to scratches, dents, and broken plastic.
Please Note: only the parts that are deemed by our skilled team to be defective in materials or workmanship will be repaired or replaced.
TesTur Energy reserves the right to substitute functionally equivalent new or serviceable used parts.
If you encounter a problem with your Tesla Turbine prototype within the warranty period, please reach out to us via email at TesTurEnergy@gmail.com with the subject "Warranty Claim" along with the following information:
-Your full name and address
-Date and proof of purchase
-A detailed description of the issue
-Any relevant photos or videos that demonstrate the problem
Once your claim has been processed, and we determine that your turbine, or part/s, qualifies for repair or replacement under the warranty, you will receive detailed instructions on how to return your product to us. Please remember that shipping charges for returning the product to us are not covered by the Warranty. Some parts may need to be shipped to us for full determination of warranty qualification.
By purchasing and using this turbine, you assume all responsibility for any damage or injury that may occur from its use.
TesTur Energy LLC assumes no liability for any accidents, damages, or injuries that occur due to general use, misuse, negligence, or failure to follow safety guidelines and instructions provided.
The warranty is to the benefit of the original purchaser and is not transferable. TesTur Energy is not responsible for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or service of the turbine. This includes, without limitation, property damage, loss of business, loss of profits or loss of savings, or any other damages whether based on contract, tort or otherwise.
Please be reminded that our Tesla Turbine is sold as a prototype, intended for educational use and DIY testing. It is not a fully operational turbine and should not be used as such. This product is part of our efforts to fundraise for further research and development and to enable enthusiasts to own a piece of history. Your understanding and cooperation in this matter are greatly appreciated.
Please remember to always operate the Tesla Turbine in adherence to our guidelines, both for the safety of operators and to maintain the integrity of the turbine. We, at TesTur Energy, are passionate about our products and committed to our customers' satisfaction, and we appreciate your support in our mission.
For more information or assistance with your Tesla Turbine, don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated customer service team. We're here to help.
Shipping and Delivery Information
Availability and Order Processing:
We're excited to announce that our Tesla turbine prototypes are now available for purchase exclusively at HeatAndPower.com.
Upon receiving your order, we will initiate the process of manufacturing your prototype. We are committed to delivering the highest quality product and this takes careful crafting and time. As such, we kindly ask for your understanding regarding the order fulfillment timeline.
Depending on the volume of demand, the estimated lead time for processing and dispatching your order can vary between 2-4 weeks. However, please be aware that in cases of high demand, the delivery timeline might extend up to 6-12 months.
We assure you that our team will be making every effort to fulfill your order as soon as possible and appreciate your patience during this time.
Communication and Progress Tracking:
We believe in maintaining transparency and consistent communication with our customers. After placing your order, you will receive a confirmation email, marking the commencement of the manufacturing process.
In order to ensure that you remain informed about the status of your order, we will periodically provide updates via email. In addition, we have set up a dedicated order progress page on our website. This page allows you to keep track of your individual order's progress and our overall manufacturing process.
For our esteemed customers residing in the USA, we are pleased to offer free shipping. Your Tesla turbine prototype will be securely packed and shipped to the address provided at the time of purchase.
For customers residing outside of the USA, shipping costs will be calculated once your order is ready for dispatch. We will send you an invoice for the final shipping charges which must be settled before your order is shipped. Please note that any customs fees, taxes, or duties levied by the receiving country are not included in the shipping costs and will be the customer's responsibility.
There is a $30 service fee if a return is requested prior to shipping.
If a return is requested after shipping there's a $200 restocking fee.
Upon shipping, we will send you an email containing your package's tracking information. Please note that we cannot guarantee delivery dates and are not responsible for delays caused by shipping carriers, customs clearance, or other factors outside our control. We highly recommend customers to check their local import regulations prior to ordering to avoid any unexpected delays.
In order to maintain the highest safety standards, before shipping your Tesla turbine prototype, we require each customer to complete a series of short educational videos/modules and pass a corresponding quiz to verify they have understood the safety and operational procedures associated with the product. Shipping will only commence once we have verified your successful completion and comprehension of these materials.
Once you receive your Tesla turbine prototype, we welcome you to get in touch with our customer service team if you have any questions or need assistance. Whether you require help setting up your turbine, have queries about its operation, or need support troubleshooting an issue, we're here to assist you. You can reach us through the chatbot on our website, TesTurEnergy.com, or send us an email at TesTurEnergy@gmail.com.
By purchasing a Tesla turbine prototype from TesTur Energy, you join a select group of sustainable energy enthusiasts who are supporting a greener future. As a part of this exclusive group, you will be enrolled in our loyalty program, granting you fast-track access and a 10% discount on preorders for our upcoming full CHP biomass and solar thermal Tesla turbine systems.
Thank you for your trust in TesTur Energy. We are thrilled to have you join us on this journey towards cleaner, more sustainable energy solutions.
Upgrades and Replacement Parts: Information
At TesTur Energy, we understand that the journey to sustainable energy is a continuous process. To that end, we ensure our customers have access to all necessary resources to maintain, repair, and upgrade their Tesla turbine prototypes. We’ve designed our product to be as flexible as possible, allowing it to adapt and evolve alongside your needs and our ongoing innovations.
Our Tesla turbine prototypes are a product of intricate design and careful assembly, but we understand that parts may need to be replaced over time. This could be due to natural wear and tear, accidental damage, or the desire to upgrade components.
To accommodate these needs, we offer a comprehensive range of individual replacement parts for everything in the turbine, all available through our HeatAndPower.com website. We offer a clear and detailed catalogue, complete with specifications, installation instructions, and pricing information.
As an added benefit, we offer discounted prices for replacement parts to ensure the longevity of your prototype without breaking the bank.
In certain cases, at our discretion, we may even replace certain parts completely free of charge if we deem the issue to be the result of manufacturing defect, reasonable issue and not attributable to the customer. Your testimonies and story about a part, repair complication, issue, etc. is important to us to continually improve our turbines.
However, it's important to note that customers will be responsible for shipping parts and/or the whole turbine back to us for replacement and/or repair if they choose not to repair the turbine themselves. Please also be aware that repairs will incur an additional cost.
To allow your Tesla turbine to grow with your needs, and our technology, we have designed our prototype with the future in mind. We will soon be offering a 2nd stage add-on package, which will allow you to upgrade your single-stage turbine to a two-stage version. This upgrade is meant to enhance the performance and capabilities of your turbine, adapting it to your evolving needs.
Details about this upgrade, its cost, and the installation process will be made available on our website as soon as the upgrade package is ready for release. As with our replacement parts, customers who purchase the upgrade package will have detailed step-by-step instructions, video tutorials, and access to our customer support to assist in the upgrade process.
In addition, when you purchase a Tesla turbine prototype from us, you become part of our loyalty program. This not only fast-tracks you to the front of the line on our preorders for our full Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Biomass and Solar Thermal Tesla Turbine systems, but also entitles you to a 10% discount on these systems.
We hope that these provisions will ensure the longevity of your Tesla turbine prototype, and enable you to be part of the exciting advancements we are continually making in the field of sustainable energy. At TesTur Energy, we are not only committed to providing you with a high-quality product, but also the support and resources needed to maintain and enhance your experience over time.
At TesTur Energy, we are not only dedicated to the production of innovative and environmentally-friendly energy solutions, but we also strive to ensure that our customers have the best possible experience with their Tesla turbine prototypes. In an effort to provide comprehensive assistance, we have a robust customer support system designed to address any queries, concerns, or technical issues you may encounter.
1. Comprehensive User Manual & Maintenance Guide
Every Tesla Turbine (TesTur) prototype comes with a comprehensive user manual and a maintenance guide. These documents detail the specifications of your turbine, safety precautions to follow, instructions for basic operation, and maintenance procedures. They also include troubleshooting tips in case of common issues.
2. Visual Assistance Videos
For visual assistance, we've created a selection of step-by-step tutorial videos that are available on the TesTur Energy YouTube channel. Respectively, these videos provide educational content about heat and power (CHP) products and in-depth guidance on the operation and maintenance of your Tesla Turbine. Whether you're setting up your turbine for the first time or looking to perform routine maintenance, our videos are there to guide you through the process.
3. Online Chat Bot
For quick, automated assistance, we have set up an online chat bot on our TesTur Energy website. Our chat bot is designed to provide immediate answers to common queries, as well as guiding customers towards further resources or contact avenues if needed.
4. Email Support
If you require more personalized assistance or have queries that are not addressed by our automated chat bot, our dedicated customer support team is just an email away. You can reach us at TesTurEnergy@gmail.com
Our team is trained and well-versed in all aspects of our Tesla Turbine prototype and is ready to provide you with detailed, tailored responses to your inquiries.
5. Replacement Parts and Repair Services
We understand that over time, parts may need to be replaced due to wear and tear.
To assist with this, we offer individual replacement parts for everything in the turbine through the HeatAndPower.com website. We also provide discounted prices for replacement parts and, at our discretion, will fully replace certain parts if we deem the issue to not be the fault of the customer but rather general use.
For any repairs or replacements, customers will be responsible for shipping parts and/or the whole turbine back to us.
If you are not comfortable carrying out repairs yourself, we also offer repair services for an additional cost. This ensures that your Tesla turbine is always in the best hands and maintains optimal performance.
6. Further Educational Resources
We understand the importance of a well-informed customer base, particularly when dealing with such innovative technology. For this reason, we provide access to a wealth of educational resources on sustainable energy systems. These resources can be found on the @SolisHoods Instagram page and the Charlie Solis YouTube channel. Here you will find insights, news, and updates in the field of sustainable energy, helping you to stay informed and educated.
7. Safety Information Verification
Prior to shipping, we require all customers to watch a series of short video modules and answer related questions to verify they have understood our safety information. This not only ensures our customers' safety but also helps us to deliver a product that can be used confidently and correctly.
By maintaining a comprehensive support system, we aim to empower you to use your Tesla Turbine prototype safely and efficiently, whilst also providing a platform for you to expand your knowledge and understanding of renewable energy systems. Your satisfaction and safety are our utmost priority, and we're here to ensure you have all the tools and support you need for an enriching and educational experience with our Tesla Turbine prototype.
At TesTur Energy, we believe that education is a key element in the pursuit of a more sustainable future. By providing comprehensive educational resources, we aim to inspire our customers to join us in our mission and to ensure they have a safe, enriching, and rewarding experience with our Tesla Turbine Prototype. To that end, we have developed several valuable resources:
1. TesTur Energy YouTube Channel
On our official TesTur Energy YouTube channel, we have developed a series of educational videos to assist you in understanding, operating, and maintaining your Tesla Turbine Prototype.
a. Tutorial Videos: You will find step-by-step guides on how to set up your turbine, perform maintenance tasks, handle repairs, and upgrade the unit with the 2nd stage add-on package (coming soon). These videos offer detailed visuals and explanations to ensure you can confidently and safely interact with your turbine.
b. Testing and Demo Videos: Watch as we conduct various tests on our prototypes, demonstrating their operation under different conditions and with various input types (compressed air, water, low-temperature vacuum steam). These videos provide invaluable insights into what you can expect from your own turbine.
c. Educational Videos: We delve into the science behind the Tesla Turbine, explaining how it works and the potential implications for renewable energy systems. These videos aim to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for this innovative technology.
2. TesTurEnergy.com Online Chat Bot and Email Support
We have an online chat bot on our website to offer immediate assistance for common queries. If you need further clarification or have more complex inquiries, our dedicated support team is always ready to assist via email at TesTurEnergy@gmail.com. Whether you're facing difficulties with your turbine or have questions about our future products, we're here to help.
3. @SolisHoods Instagram and Charlie Solis YouTube Channel
Our cofounder, Charlie Solis, is passionate about sharing his journey in the renewable energy sector. On the @SolisHoods Instagram page and Charlie Solis YouTube channel, you can stay updated on the latest advancements in the field, view behind-the-scenes content from TesTur Energy's research and development efforts, and learn about the principles of sustainable and renewable energy.
4. Safety and Liability Educational Modules
Before we ship your turbine, we require each customer to complete a series of short educational modules that cover crucial safety information, operational guidelines, and our terms of liability. These modules are designed to ensure each customer fully understands how to safely operate their Tesla Turbine Prototype, with a focus on avoiding potential hazards and mitigating risks. Customers must answer a series of questions to verify their understanding and acceptance of all responsibilities related to the operation of the turbine. Delivery will only proceed upon successful completion of these modules.
5. Loyalty Program and Future Pre-orders
As a valued TesTur Energy customer, your turbine purchase automatically enrolls you in our loyalty program. This gives you a fast track to the front of the line on pre-orders for our forthcoming Combined Heat and Power (CHP) biomass and solar thermal Tesla Turbine systems, along with a 10% discount.
We look forward to guiding you on this exciting journey of discovery and innovation in the realm of renewable energy. We’re confident that these educational resources will offer you a deeper understanding of the Tesla Turbine Prototype, its operational principles, and its potential in transforming our energy landscape.
At TesTur Energy, we prioritize the safety and satisfaction of our customers. While our Tesla turbine prototypes have been engineered with an unwavering commitment to quality and precision, it's essential for every customer to understand the purpose of these products and the responsibilities associated with their use.
These Tesla turbine prototypes are intricate pieces of engineering designed for educational purposes, DIY testing, and as a stepping stone towards more sustainable energy systems. They are not certified for continuous operational use, and they should not be used as complete, turnkey power solutions.
By purchasing and using this turbine, you accept and understand that these prototypes are not designed for prolonged use, and they have not undergone extensive durability testing. You are purchasing an exact replica of our prototype turbine, which we used for testing and experimentation as part of our research and development process. These turbines should be used for similar purposes.
As such, all customers assume all liability from any damage, injury, or other harmful consequences that may occur from the use, misuse, or failure of the turbine. TesTur Energy disclaims all liability for damage to property, personal injury, or death resulting from the use, misuse, or failure of the turbine. This includes, but is not limited to, incidents caused by:
Exceeding the turbine's operational parameters: Never exceed a maximum operational temperature of 85°C or a safe RPM of 30,000 with the aluminum discs. Do not exceed 40psi at the nozzle. Overuse, misuse, or improper operation of the turbine can lead to failure and potential hazards.
Lack of necessary safety equipment and precautions: Always ensure the prototype is securely fixed to a stable surface during operation to prevent accidents. Use safety equipment, such as goggles and gloves, when handling and operating the prototype. It is recommended to use a blast shield or enclosing container to ensure safety. The turbine should never be used in an environment where harm could come to individuals, animals, or property.
Improper maintenance: While a detailed maintenance guide will be provided with every purchase, improper maintenance can lead to diminished performance and potential damage. The bearings require cooling for continuous use, and it is recommended to regularly check and maintain them.
By completing your purchase, you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, and accepted the above terms and conditions, as well as those detailed in our Terms of Service. You also confirm that you accept the requirement of needing to watch our safety and educational video series and correctly answering all related questions, demonstrating your understanding of the turbine's proper and safe usage before delivery can be completed.
Remember, the ultimate purpose of these turbine prototypes is to promote education, sustainability, and future energy solutions, and we appreciate your support and understanding.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our support team.
Environmental Impact and Company Mission
At TesTur Energy, we understand the importance of sustainable practices and a move towards renewable energy resources. Our commitment to these principles is deeply rooted in our mission to foster energy independence through the promotion of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems that utilize often underused energy sources such as biomass, solar thermal, geothermal, and low-grade fuels rich in solid particulates, like pulverized coal and powdered iron.
The CHP systems we are developing are designed to capture and effectively use the heat that is typically wasted in standard power generation processes, leading to an improvement in overall energy efficiency. This process ensures a lower environmental impact by reducing CO2 emissions and promotes a healthier planet.
However, implementing these CHP systems effectively requires the use of robust turbines that can handle the complex fluid flows, which can often be a mix of gases, liquids, and solid particulates, found in low-grade heat boilers and low-grade fuel sources. The use of these heat and fuel sources often poses a significant challenge due to the damaging effect they have on the turbines and engines over prolonged or continuous use.
That's where our Tesla Turbine prototypes come in. These innovative prototypes, which we are selling copies of, are designed to withstand these complex fluid flows without succumbing to damage over prolonged periods. Their development represents a key part of our mission to more effectively tap into underutilized energy sources and pave the way for wider adoption of CHP systems.
Every purchase of our Tesla Turbine prototypes represents an investment in this mission. With each unit sold, we are able to fund further research and development to refine our technologies and push the boundaries of what is currently possible with CHP systems. This initiative is more than just a step towards cleaner energy; it's a stride towards a future where households and businesses can power themselves using sustainable, renewable energy sources.
In addition, each turbine also serves as an invaluable educational tool. By offering a hands-on experience with a working turbine prototype, we hope to inspire more people to understand and appreciate the potential of renewable energy. This, in turn, empowers a growing community of renewable energy enthusiasts to advocate for, and implement, greener solutions.
At TesTur Energy, we're not just selling a product, we're inviting you to join us on a journey towards a cleaner, more sustainable future. Your purchase represents a direct contribution to ongoing efforts to innovate and improve the ways we harness and utilize energy. Together, we can transform our energy landscape and make significant strides towards achieving energy independence.
Educational Video/Module Requirement
At TesTur Energy, we value safety and education above all else. We believe that every customer should have a deep understanding of their product, its functionality, limitations, and safe usage. For this reason, we require every customer to complete a series of educational video modules before we ship out their Tesla Turbine prototype.
Module Registration: Upon purchase of your Tesla Turbine prototype, you will receive an email with a link to register for our educational modules. This registration is a crucial step in your journey with us, so we urge you to complete this promptly.
Module Access: Upon successful registration, you will gain immediate access to our series of educational modules. These modules have been meticulously designed to provide comprehensive insights into your Tesla Turbine prototype. The material includes video content, quizzes, and interactive exercises to ensure a holistic learning experience.
Module Overview: The modules cover a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:
-An Introduction to Tesla Turbines
-Understanding Your Tesla Turbine Prototype
-Safe Usage and Limitations of the Prototype
-Basic Maintenance and Troubleshooting
-Advanced Prototype Understanding (Optional)
Assessment Quizzes: At the end of each module, you will need to take a short quiz to verify your understanding of the covered topics. You must score a minimum of 80% on each quiz to progress to the subsequent module. Please remember, these quizzes are not designed to challenge you, but rather to ensure that you have adequately grasped the essential information.
Completion and Verification: After successfully completing all modules and quizzes, you will receive a completion certificate. You must forward this certificate to our team at TesTurEnergy@gmail.com. This certificate will act as proof of your understanding and acceptance of all the information. It's an essential step before we initiate the shipping of your Tesla Turbine prototype.
Continuous Learning: Once you've completed the modules, you can revisit them at any time. They serve as an invaluable resource for any queries or concerns you might have during your hands-on experience with the turbine prototype.
We understand that this educational requirement might seem rigorous, but we insist on it to ensure the safety and satisfaction of our customers. After all, knowledge is power, and we're dedicated to empowering our customers for a more sustainable future.
TesTur Energy Loyalty Program
Welcome to the TesTur Energy Loyalty Program. This unique initiative has been specially designed to recognize and reward our most dedicated customers – those passionate about renewable energy and the cutting-edge developments we are creating in the field. Your commitment to TesTur Energy and our innovative projects earns you privileged access to our products, updates, and special offers.
Here's what our Loyalty Program entails:
Priority Pre-Order Access: Your support is invaluable to us. To show our appreciation, Loyalty Program members will be given priority access to pre-orders for our future products, including our groundbreaking Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Biomass and Solar Thermal Tesla Turbine systems. Before we open up pre-orders to the general public, you'll be the first to know and have the opportunity to secure your unit. This means you'll be at the forefront of sustainable energy technology, harnessing renewable energy sources before anyone else.
Exclusive Discounts: As a member of our Loyalty Program, you will be eligible for exclusive discounts on our offerings. Beginning with a generous 10% discount on our forthcoming CHP Biomass and Solar Thermal Tesla Turbine systems, you'll enjoy financial benefits that are only available to our most loyal customers. (This could mean upwards of +$3000 off a complete system) We value your commitment to a sustainable energy future, and we believe in rewarding you for it.
Early Access to Replacement Parts and Upgrade Packages: Our Tesla Turbine prototype has been designed with upgradability in mind. We're constantly striving to improve and refine our products. As part of our Loyalty Program, you'll receive early access to upgrade packages and replacement parts, allowing you to benefit from our latest developments ahead of other customers. This includes the upcoming 2nd stage add-on package for your Tesla Turbine prototype, enabling you to enhance its performance and expand its capabilities.
Premium Customer Service: We believe in fostering a close relationship with our customers. As a Loyalty Program member, you'll enjoy priority customer service, ensuring your queries and concerns are addressed promptly. Whether it's a question about your Tesla Turbine prototype, a request for assistance with an upgrade, or a technical query about our forthcoming products, our dedicated customer service team will be there to support you.
Exclusive Updates and Insider Information: Knowledge is power, and we want our Loyalty Program members to be among the most informed in the renewable energy field. You'll receive exclusive updates on our latest R&D progress, inside scoops on new product developments, and detailed insights into our pioneering work in sustainable energy. This means you'll always be up to speed on the latest trends and advancements in the industry.
The TesTur Energy Loyalty Program is our way of saying thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for our work. We're excited to have you with us on this journey towards a sustainable future, and we can't wait to show you what we have in store.
Please note that the TesTur Energy Loyalty Program and its benefits are subject to terms and conditions. Full details will be provided upon enrollment in the program.
The Tesla Turbine
Nikola Tesla’s steam turbine, also known as the Tesla turbine, is a bladeless turbine design that was patented by Tesla in 1913 (U.S. Patent 1,061,206). The turbine is unique because it uses smooth, parallel discs instead of blades to harness the energy of a moving fluid, such as steam, air, or water. The fluid enters the turbine tangentially and moves in a spiral path between the discs, transferring its kinetic energy to the discs in the process.
The discs are mounted on a central shaft, and as the fluid moves through the turbine, the discs and shaft rotate, converting the fluid’s kinetic energy into mechanical energy. The boundary layer effect is a critical aspect of the Tesla turbine’s operation. To understand this effect, it is essential to delve into the principles of fluid dynamics that govern the turbine’s functioning. In fluid dynamics, the boundary layer is a thin region of fluid adjacent to a solid surface, such as the parallel discs in a Tesla turbine. Within this layer, the fluid’s velocity changes rapidly from zero (due to the no-slip condition at the solid surface) to the free-stream velocity away from the surface.
The boundary layer effect plays a crucial role in the transfer of kinetic energy from the fluid to the discs in a Tesla turbine. When a fluid (e.g., steam, air, or water) enters the Tesla turbine tangentially, it creates a spiraling flow between the closely spaced discs. As the fluid moves along the discs’ surfaces, the boundary layer forms, and its thickness increases in the direction of the flow. The fluid particles in the boundary layer are slowed down due to viscous forces acting between the fluid and the solid surface of the discs. This deceleration of fluid particles results in the transfer of kinetic energy from the fluid to the discs, causing the discs and the central shaft to rotate.
Testimonials and Reviews Section
Welcome to our Testimonials and Reviews section. We are proud to share the experiences and feedback from our dedicated TesTur Energy customers and partners who have become a part of our exciting journey into the future of renewable energy.
As pioneers in the field of sustainable energy development, we firmly believe in the power of transparency, community, and shared experiences. We appreciate every piece of feedback we receive and use this information to continually improve and innovate our products and services.
In this section, you'll find unfiltered thoughts, reviews, and testimonials from those who have purchased our Tesla Turbine prototypes. Our customers come from a variety of backgrounds, including researchers, educators, renewable energy enthusiasts, and individuals simply fascinated by the ingenuity of Nikola Tesla's turbine design.
Please note that our prototype turbines are primarily meant for educational purposes and not intended for generating substantial energy. All reviews and testimonials reflect the customers' experiences using the turbine in this context.
If you are a customer who has purchased a Tesla Turbine prototype and would like to contribute a testimonial or review, please contact us at TesTurEnergy@gmail.com. We appreciate your time and effort in sharing your experience with our community.
Featured Video Reviews:
In addition to featuring customer reviews and testimonials, we'll also share success stories and use cases from our customer base, showcasing the different ways our turbine prototypes have been utilized in various settings – from classrooms to research labs to DIY home workshops.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our testimonials and reviews. We hope that these experiences will give you a deeper understanding of our product and the commitment we have to our customers and our shared sustainable future.
Please remember that every purchase you make not only grants you ownership of a unique piece of sustainable energy technology history but also contributes to further research and development of Combined Heat and Power Biomass and Solar Thermal Steam Turbine systems.
If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help!
1. What is the TesTur Energy Tesla Turbine prototype?
The TesTur Energy Tesla Turbine prototype is a model of our innovative turbine design, based on the principles of the Tesla Turbine. It is built with an aluminum disc stack enclosed in a polycarbonate casing and designed to run on compressed air. It serves as an educational tool and a collector's item, not a fully functional turbine for energy generation.
2. What can I do with the Tesla Turbine prototype?
The Tesla Turbine prototype is a hands-on educational tool to understand the mechanics of turbine technology and renewable energy generation. You can perform your own tests and experiments using compressed air, water, or low-temperature vacuum steam.
3. Is the turbine fully operational?
The turbine is operational, but not in the sense of a turnkey energy solution. It's primarily designed for testing and experimental use, and not intended to serve as a reliable source of power. Therefore, it should be considered a "working" prototype rather than a "working turbine".
4. How do I power the Tesla Turbine prototype?
The Tesla Turbine prototype operates using compressed air, water, or low-temperature vacuum steam. It is equipped with a dual 1/2in NPT nozzle inlet that allows for easy connection to these power sources.
5. What is the maximum operational temperature and RPM of the turbine?
The maximum operational temperature is 85°C and the maximum safe RPM is 30,000 when using the 3015 h13 aluminum discs.
6. What do I need for continuous operation of the turbine?
For continuous operation, you need to cool the bearings using water. Ports for cooling water are provided, but you will need to purchase a separate water pump and cooling system.
7. Can I upgrade the turbine?
Yes, the turbine is designed to be upgradable to our 2-stage version. We will offer a 2nd stage add-on package in the near future.
8. Does the turbine come with a warranty?
Yes, our Tesla turbine prototypes come with a 30-day limited warranty covering any manufacturing defects. Please note that the warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse or operating the turbine outside the prescribed safety guidelines.
9. How do I maintain my turbine?
A detailed maintenance guide will be provided with every purchase. We also have step-by-step maintenance videos on our TesTur Energy YouTube channel.
10. Where do I reach out for help or support?
We have an online chatbot on our TesTurEnergy.com website and you can email us at TesTurEnergy@gmail.com for additional assistance and support.
11. What do I get with my purchase of the turbine?
Your purchase includes the Tesla Turbine prototype, a user manual, a maintenance guide, and a 30-day limited warranty card. You also get access to a wealth of online resources and the opportunity to be part of our loyalty program, which gives you priority and a discount on preorders for our full CHP biomass and solar thermal Tesla turbine systems.
12. What safety measures should I follow while using the Tesla Turbine prototype?
There are detailed safety instructions provided with the turbine. Key points include not exceeding the maximum operational temperature or RPM, ensuring the turbine is securely fixed to a stable surface during operation, using safety equipment, and performing regular maintenance checks.
13. How long does it take for the turbine to be delivered?
The delivery timeline depends on the demand. We aim to get the first orders out in 2-4 weeks, though delivery might be up to 6-12 months if demand is very high.
14. How does my purchase contribute to a more sustainable future?
Each purchase contributes to ongoing research and development efforts focused on Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Biomass and Solar Thermal Tesla Turbine systems. This means you're investing in the development of sustainable energy solutions.
15. What is the process for returns and repairs?
Customers are responsible for shipping parts or the whole turbine back to us for repair or replacement. Repairs will incur an additional cost. Replacement of certain parts may be carried out at our discretion, at no cost to the customer, if we deem them to be a result of general use rather than misuse.
There is a $30 service fee if a return is requested prior to shipping.
If a return is requested after shipping there's a $200 restocking fee.
16. Will there be any educational resources available?
Yes, we will have a complete step-by-step how-to video section on our TesTur Energy YouTube channel, an online chatbot on our TesTurEnergy.com website, and email support at TesTurEnergy@gmail.com. Further education resources can also be found on the @SolisHoods Instagram page and Charlie Solis's YouTube channel.
17. What is the cost of the Tesla Turbine prototype?
The Tesla Turbine prototype is priced at $999.95 and is available on our website HeatAndPower.com.
18. Will there be any additional charges for shipping?
Shipping is free for all customers in the USA. For Non-US residents, a final shipping invoice will be sent upon completion of manufacturing, which must be paid before the unit is shipped.
19. What is the process for tracking my order?
Upon purchase, each customer will receive an email, and we will begin communications to keep them updated on the progress of their order. We will also have a page on our website that shows the progress of each order.
20. What happens before delivery?
Before delivery, we require each customer to watch a series of short videos/modules and answer questions to prove they have understood our safety and operational information. We won't ship the product until customers have confirmed they understand all the information and have accepted all responsibility for the use of the turbine.
Our team at TesTur Energy is always ready and eager to assist you on your journey towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy future. We want to make your experience as smooth as possible. To that end, we've set up several contact points that you can utilize for assistance or to share feedback and inquiries.
1. Online Chatbot
Our TesTurEnergy.com website is equipped with a chatbot that can handle a variety of questions and provide immediate assistance. Whether you have questions about our products, orders, shipping, or need help with a technical issue, our chatbot is available 24/7.
2. Email Support
For more complex queries or concerns about the turbine, you can reach us via our dedicated email: TesTurEnergy@gmail.com. Our dedicated customer service team checks this email regularly, and we strive to answer all queries within 24-48 hours. You can use this medium for detailed questions about our Tesla Turbine prototype, the ordering process, updates on your order's progress, and any post-purchase concerns or suggestions you may have.
3. Social Media
For updates, announcements, and educational resources, follow our @SolisHoods Instagram page and subscribe to the Charlie Solis YouTube channel. These platforms serve as a rich source of information and offer a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of our operations at TesTur Energy. Feel free to leave comments or direct messages on these platforms, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
4. YouTube Channel
Our TesTur Energy YouTube channel is a hub for all our educational videos, including step-by-step guides on maintenance, unboxing, and other useful tips and tricks. If you're a visual learner or you just need some help with a particular process, this is a great place to start. Don't forget to subscribe to stay up-to-date with all the latest video content.
We value open and efficient communication with our customers. Your feedback, inquiries, and even constructive criticism are vital for us to keep improving our products and services. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us through any of these channels, and we'll do our best to assist you. Together, we can work towards a more sustainable future, powered by innovative technology and renewable energy.
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