Particle Velocity Measurement of Pulverized Coal flow on a Power Plant Using Electrostatic Sensor Array
Abstract— The particle velocity of pulverized coal in pneumatic conveying pipelines is a key parameter
directly related to a higher efficiency and reducing energy consumption of coal-fired power plant. The
experiment was conducted on a coal-fired power plant. The cross-correlation velocities between different
electrode pairs from electrostatic sensor arrays were presented in this paper. It was found that there was little
difference in the particle velocity between the top and bottom areas, which indicated that the stratification
flow in the pipeline was not obvious. However the distributions of particle velocities at left and right areas
were not uniform. This was due to the influence of the downstream elbow. It can be confirmed that the
particle velocities of pulverized coal at different positions in the pipeline are uneven, and a more detailed
measurement method need be applied.
Index Terms— electrostatic sensor array, particle velocity measurement, pulverized coal, coal-fired power plant.
Jingyu Zhang, Liguo Tian, Meng Li
Tianjin Key Laboratory of Information Sensing and Intelligent Control, Tianjin University of Technology and Education, CHINA
Cite: Jingyu Zhang, Liguo Tian, Meng Li, "Particle Velocity Measurement of Pulverized Coal flow on a Power Plant Using Electrostatic Sensor Array," Proceedings of 2019 the 9th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 909-913, Hong Kong, 15-17 June, 2019.