Application of Digital Imaging Techniques to Flare Monitoring

Rodrigues, Shaun J. and Yan, Yong (2011) Application of Digital Imaging Techniques to Flare Monitoring. Journal of Physics Conference Series 307, 307 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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.

Item Type: Article
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: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2011 15:49
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2014 11:06
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