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Flame evolution during first second after ignition in a gas stove
Author(s): Marija Strojnik; Gonzalo Paez; Camille Vazquez-Jaccaud; Eduardo Lopez
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Paper Abstract

We use an IR camera to record and visualize the ignition process in a domestic gas stove during the first second after the electrical spark has initiated the combustion. The measurement and visualization of the flame growth and distribution process resulted in an improved design of thermo-mechanical properties and ventilation characteristics of the ignition chamber. We report recording and the actual visualization of the real-time ignition process, incorporating frame interpolation and other image processing and subtraction schemes to play back the temporal evolution of the fire-propagation process at a rate suitable for human inspection and visual processing at about 30 frames per second.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7082, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVI, 70820N (3 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797452
Show Author Affiliations
Marija Strojnik, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica (Mexico)
Gonzalo Paez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica (Mexico)
Camille Vazquez-Jaccaud, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica (Mexico)
Eduardo Lopez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7082:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVI
Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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