CCS and Power Systems
Advanced Energy Systems - Gasification Systems
Real Time Flame Monitoring of Gasifier Burner and Injectors
Performer: Gas Technology Institute
Project No: FC26-02NT41585
Gas Technology Institute is developing a reliable, practical, and cost effective means to monitor coal gasifier flame characteristics using a modified version of an optical flame sensor already under development.
The effort to make ultra-clean gasification commercially competitive includes increasing the life of gasifier injectors (which feed fuel into the gasifier). As the injectors age and wear out, the flames they produce change. Monitoring these flames will allow plant operators to more accurately predict when they have to be changed, reducing gasifier maintenance costs.
Conceptual Schematic of Sensor Installation on a Coal Gasifier