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The optical fiber detection network for methane concentration
Author(s): Ji-long Zhang; Peng Wang; Xiao Li; Zhi-bin Wang; Er-ming Tian
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Paper Abstract

Methane explosion accident is always the main threat to mine production. The two main physical factors of methane explosion are the concentrations of methane and oxygen comes to the explosive limits and the existence of fire source. It is very important to measure the concentration of methane in real-time and accurately for protecting the production safely. Among many methods of methane gas concentration measurement, harmonic detection is one of more effective methods for measuring the weak signal and raising the sensitivity of detection. The study based on the spectrum absorption properties of methane, adopted the Distributed Feedback LD, high performance gas absorption cell. The lock-in amplifier SR830 is adopted to measure the first and second harmonic signals for different methane concentration in this paper. And analyzed the data with LabVIEW. The analysis data validated the good linearity among the methane concentration and I2f/If (second harmonic/first harmonic) in the range from 0% to 5%, confirmed the superiority of second harmonic theory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7160, 2008 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Measurement Technology and Applications, 71601H (3 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.805722
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Ji-long Zhang, North Univ. of China (China)
Peng Wang, North Univ. of China (China)
Xiao Li, North Univ. of China (China)
Zhi-bin Wang, North Univ. of China (China)
Er-ming Tian, North Univ. of China (China)


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2008 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Measurement Technology and Applications

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