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The High Pressure Combustor Rig - HPCR

HPCR with no measurement leg installed

HPCR ready for the installation of a measurement section 

This rig is a multi-purpose combustion facility for combustor fundamentals research and development work.

An extensive range of state-of-the-art measurement sections are available, some unique, each with different capabilities, all of which are predominately non-intrusive.

Exhaust gas samples are collected and transmitted to a comprehensive on-line gas analysis suite.

Various fuels may be fired including kerosene, diesel, bio-diesels, Natural Gas, Methane and a range of simulated synthesis gases.

Measurements can be made with the following maximum throughputs:

Air flow rate:  < 5 kg/s
Pressure: < 16 bara
Temperature: < 900 K

The measurement sections which can be used with this facility are:

  • The Optical Combustion Measurement Section - OCMS
  • The Combustion Instability Measurement Section - CIMS
  • The Auto-Ignition Measurement Section - AIMS
  • The Wall Cooling Measurement Section - WCMS
  • The Hot End Simulator - HES

HPCR with the optical combustion measurement section installed

HPCR with the Optical Combustion Measurement Section installed

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