A New Flame Monitor with Triple Photovoltaic Cells

Xu, L. and Yan, Y. (2005) A New Flame Monitor with Triple Photovoltaic Cells. In: IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, 2005 May 17-19, Ottawa, Canada. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Presented in this paper is a new flame monitor that uses three photovoltaic cells covering UV, visible and IR spectral bands respectively. A gain adjustable amplifier is incorporated into the monitor so that it is applicable to coal, oil or gas fired flames. Selfchecking of the monitor is implemented through cross-correlation of the signals from the three cells and hence no additional selfchecking hardware is required. Both flickering frequency and brightness of the flame are determined to monitor flame stability and to detect flame presence as well as sighting tube blockage. Unlike conventional single cell flame detectors, the new multi-cell device can still be in operation before being repaired after a cell-failure alarm has gone off. Experiments carried out on an industrial scale combustion test facility demonstrate the advantages of the new flame monitor over conventional flame detectors.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA166 Instrumentation
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: Yiqing Liang
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2009 16:12
Last Modified: 20 May 2011 23:48
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8763 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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