Rodrigues, S.J. and Yan, Y. (2011) Application of Digital Imaging Techniques to Flare Monitoring. Journal of Physics Conference Series 307, 307 .
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This paper presents a technique for detecting and monitoring flares in harsh industrial environments with the use of an imaging sensor combined with digital image processing. Flare images are captured via an imaging fibre and analysed to detect the flare's presence and region of interest. The flare characteristics are then determined using various image processing algorithms. A prototype system is designed, constructed and evaluated on a purpose built laboratory scale flare test rig. Results indicate that the imaging based technique has potential for the detection, monitoring and analysis of flares amidst various background conditions in the chemical and oil industries for plant safety, pollution prevention and control.
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1637 Image Analysis, Image Processing|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems|
|Depositing User:||Jenny Harries|
|Date Deposited:||22 Aug 2011 15:49|
|Last Modified:||22 Aug 2011 15:57|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28068 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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