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Development of flame monitoring system with optical receiver for pulverized coal firing boilers
Author(s): Seung-Yeob Baeg; Seung-Min Kim; Chang-Ho Cho
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Paper Abstract

A flame image processing and its analysis system were developed for optimal coal firing of thermal power plant, especially for reducing NOx and safe operations. The aim of this study is gaining a relationship between burner flame image, emission of NOx and loss on ignition (LOI) in furnace by utilizing the flame image processing methods. The relationship determines quantitatively the combustion conditions on the individual burners. The system consists of a computer located typically in the control room and several optical receivers installed in the observation ports near the each coal nozzle. Optical receiver signals were connected to a computer via a frame grabber card. The test was conducted on Samchonpo thermal power plant #4 unit (560MW) of KEPCO which has 24 burners. The system simplified the burner adjustments in accordance with the real time trending of flame behavior like NOx profiles and LOI profiles for individual burners. The system monitors the distribution of these key combustion parameters and displays them in bar graphs and trend charts. This enables operators and engineers to make the informed and targeted burner and boiler adjustments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6041, ICMIT 2005: Information Systems and Signal Processing, 60412K (20 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664381
Show Author Affiliations
Seung-Yeob Baeg, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Seung-Min Kim, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Chang-Ho Cho, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6041:
ICMIT 2005: Information Systems and Signal Processing
Yunlong Wei; Kil To Chong; Takayuki Takahashi, Editor(s)

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