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An integrated instrumentation system for combustion plant optimisation

An integrated instrumentation system for combustion plant optimisation

Carter, R.M., Krabicka, Jan, Yan, Y. and Cornwell, S. (2009) An integrated instrumentation system for combustion plant optimisation. pp. 780-784. (doi:

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The instrumentation technologies required to achieve optimized combustion in pulverized fuel power plants represent an important challenge under increasing economical
and environmental pressures. The present paper reports on the final results of a British government funded project to bring together various new and emerging sensing technologies aimed at achieving this goal. Both fuel flow and burner conditions are monitored. The former are studied here through electrostatic velocity metering and non-invasive imaging based particle sizing. For the latter flame stability monitoring and on-line fuel tracking are achieved by analyzing optical signals received from the flames. Details of individual technologies employed are introduced and power plant trials and some results are presented. In general the integrated instrumentation system
has performed well during plant trials. The unique combination of novel technologies employed represents an
important step forward in this area.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Paper presented at the I2MTC 2009 - IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, held 5-7 May 2009, Singapore. [2] Also, ISSN: 1091-5281.
Uncontrolled Keywords: pulverised fuel, non-invasive measurement, image processing, material analysis, environmental monitoring
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
School of Engineering > Department of Computer & Communications Engineering
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