Real-Time 3-D Volume Imaging and Mass-Gauging of High Temperature Flows and Power System Components in a Fossil Fuel Reactor Using Electrical Capacitance Volume Tomography


NETL CLC Demo Unit, ECVT Sensors (left),<br/>4in &2in Sensors, CLC demo Unit,<br/>ECVT Sensors (right)
NETL CLC Demo Unit, ECVT Sensors (left),
4in &2in Sensors, CLC demo Unit,
ECVT Sensors (right)
Website:  Tech4Imaging
Award Number:  SC0010228
Project Duration:  06/10/2013 – 07/30/2019
Total Award Value:  $2,149,686
DOE Share:  $2,149,686
Performer Share:  $0
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies
Key Technology:  Sensors & Controls
Location:  Columbus, Ohio

Project Description

Advanced power plant instrumentation is being developed here to help increase efficiencies and lower emissions of power generation processes. This instrumentation is based on developing capacitance sensors, which can withstand harsh conditions, to provide 3D imaging of flow characteristics in high temperature reacting systems. Tasks under this Phase II effort will focus on optimizing sensors, electronic hardware, and feature extraction software for hot flow applications.

Project Benefits

Successful completion of this project will result in significant public benefit due to the potential of the technology helping the energy industry increase efficiencies and lower emissions. The proposed system will also advance multi-phase flow research of hot systems by providing access to obscure locations of a flow system. It also has a very high potential of attracting commercial interests as the need for advanced instrumentation to address the increased sophistication of advanced power plants is imminent.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Sydni Credle:
Technology Manager 
Robert Romanosky:
Principal Investigator 
Qussai Marashdeh:

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