Test Platform for Steam Generation Technology

(Press Release)
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Brownie's Marine Group, Inc. (OTCBB:BWMG), today announced that on May 25, 2012, the Molecular Impact Energy (MIE) steam generation system produced continuous steam without a conventional boiler apparatus.

 

The MIE system was also successfully attached to a conventional double acting two-cylinder steam engine. Developing the test platform to prove the relative energy efficiency of the Molecular Impact Energy (MIE) invention and the eventual integration for the entire marine industry for which Brownie's has exclusive rights, is a key near-term goal of the Company.

Robert Carmichael, Brownie's CEO stated, "The test results in this first phase are extremely encouraging. To witness a piston type steam engine operate instantly on demand without a fuel boiler, goes a long way to demonstrating the practical advantages of MIE steam generator. The MIE boiler-free steam generation system utilizing a computer controlledMIE injector and chamber, eliminates the need for a traditional fuel fired boiler by creating high-grade steam in a molecular impact chamber; and accelerating the water to critical speeds instantly in a unique chamber. We believe the MIE process has the potential to be more energy efficient for converting water into steam than a conventional boiler system. The preliminary MIE design if successful, suggests that the system might be readily adaptable to small through large size yachts, commercial vessels, and island communities for direct or steam-electric drive systems and electric power production."

Test Results

The impact heating chamber, in this instance, used a single high pressure water injector and produced sufficient steam to drive the engine at about 70 rpm. The impact chamber employed in this test was the original device designed to validate the impact heating concept and is not the actual production system.

A significant accomplishment of the test was the instantaneous starting and stopping of the steam engine via computer control of the MIE system. The steam is generated instantly and on demand. This is an important concept, demonstrating the efficacy of a steam generation system that doesn't use a boiler.

The next version of the system will have four computer controlled ultra-high pressure injectors and will be capable of producing sufficient steam to run the engine at a rate adequate to drive the steam electric generator unit capable of producing 14 kilowatts of continuous electrical power.

Mr. Carmichael concluded, "This is a major step forward in proving the viability of this technology by utilizing the resources and knowledge we have developed at Brownie's, to conquer the energy efficiency challenges we all face. As we continue to progress on the MIE marine applications, and on other valuable patents we hold that we have yet to commercialize, we expect to substantially increase the enterprise value of Brownie's for our
shareholders."

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