The High-Pressure Optical Combustor
Section View of the HPOC Construction
This HPOC is a multi-purpose combustion facility for fundamental 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.
A range of burners can be adapted to fit inside the HPOC, with the casing rated to 1.6 MPa and 923 K.
A water-conditioned exhaust sample probe delivers emissions to an on-line gas analysis suite.
Precise combustor pressure can be specified through use of a water-cooled back-pressure valve with incremental control.
Various liquid and gaseous 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:
A comprehensive facility instrumentation suite is linked to a data-logging server, with all experiments controlled remotely via PLC.
GTRC Control and Data-Logging Suite