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Optical Engineering

Design Criteria And Recent Developments Of Optical Single Particle Counters For Fossil Fuel Systems
Author(s): Donald J. Holve; Daniel Tichenor; Donald R. Hardesty; James C. F. Wang
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Paper Abstract

Optical methods for particle size distribution measurements in practical high temperature environments are approaching feasibility and offer significant advantages over conventional sampling methods. The present paper begins by summarizing user requirements for research and on-line particle measurements in fossil fuel systems. The principles of single particle counter (SPC) design are outlined followed by a discussion of practical instrument design constraints. Three instrument design concepts currently being developed at Sandia are then discussed. An overview of these current methods and other instrument designs is presented with particular emphasis on capabilities to meet user ojectives. Validation and long term testing of these new concepts is considered to be the final important step in achieving user acceptance of in situ optical counters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1981
PDF: 11 pages
Opt. Eng. 20(4) doi: 10.1117/12.7972758
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 20, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Donald J. Holve, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
Daniel Tichenor, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
Donald R. Hardesty, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
James C. F. Wang, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)


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