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Sensors 2011, 11(2), 1246-1260; doi:10.3390/s110201246

A Refrigerated Web Camera for Photogrammetric Video Measurement inside Biomass Boilers and Combustion Analysis

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ETS Ingenieros Industriales, University of Vigo, Lagoas-Marcosende s/n 36200—Vigo, Spain
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ETS Ingeniería de Minas, University of Vigo, Lagoas-Marcosende s/n 36200—Vigo, Spain
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Received: 21 October 2010 / Revised: 24 November 2010 / Accepted: 18 January 2011 / Published: 25 January 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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This paper describes a prototype instrumentation system for photogrammetric measuring of bed and ash layers, as well as for flying particle detection and pursuit using a single device (CCD) web camera. The system was designed to obtain images of the combustion process in the interior of a domestic boiler. It includes a cooling system, needed because of the high temperatures in the combustion chamber of the boiler. The cooling system was designed using CFD simulations to ensure effectiveness. This method allows more complete and real-time monitoring of the combustion process taking place inside a boiler. The information gained from this system may facilitate the optimisation of boiler processes. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomass boiler; web camera; photogrammetric processing; CFD analysis biomass boiler; web camera; photogrammetric processing; CFD analysis
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Porteiro, J.; Riveiro, B.; Granada, E.; Armesto, J.; Eguía, P.; Collazo, J. A Refrigerated Web Camera for Photogrammetric Video Measurement inside Biomass Boilers and Combustion Analysis. Sensors 2011, 11, 1246-1260.

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