Use of Optical Sensors on Industrial Oxy-Fuel Burners for Process Control

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Title Use of Optical Sensors on Industrial Oxy-Fuel Burners for Process Control
Creator Drasek, W. Von; Duchateau, E. ; Philippe, L.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1997
Spatial Coverage presented at Chicago, Illinois
Abstract With stricter environmental regulations, the need for manufacturers to optimize their combustion processes for emission reduction and higher fuel efficiency has become ever increasing. To achieve better optimization of the combustion process the need for improved and alternative methods for monitoring and controlling combustion parameters is required. Here we present a novel method for monitoring and controlling oxy-fuel burners by strategic placement of optical sensors. The sensors are integrated into an industrial oxy-fuel burner capable of withstanding harsh environments. Radiation from the flame at selected wavelengths that cover the OH, CH, and C2 bands are collected from the burner and transported to a PC spectrometer by fiber optics. Using neural network models the signals from these species provide real-time measure of the stoichiometry and firing rate. The processed information can then be used in a control-loop for adjusting and optimizing combustion parameters. Results using the sensor on a commercial glass furnace will be presented.
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