Has anyone info., about modifying an auto exhaust gas analyser for use on gas fired pottery kilns?
Kiln Flue Gas Analysis
Posted 25 November 2013 - 11:39 PM
There was an article years ago in Ceramics Technical, I think. Maybe it was CM .... but I don;t think so. Do some searching. It can be done.
Adjunct Professor of Ceramics; New Hampshire Insitute of Art
Former Guest Professor, Wuxi Institute of Arts and Science, Yixing, China
Former President and Past President; Potters Council
Posted 27 November 2013 - 06:12 AM
I built a system like that for a gas kiln,
but the results were not very good because the sensor was situated in the kiln flue and the flames made the readings fluctuate a lot.
Also the common (cheaper) variety of sensors are very non-linear - i.e. they are designed to go from hard-on to hard-off, and you do not get much in-between. So the accuracy of your readings suffer.
I still want to improve on this but I am too busy with other things at the moment.
The newer "wideband" type of sensors are accurate and give a more linear output put the electronics to build one is more complex and if you buy a ready-built one (for cars) they are quite expensive (for someone like me).
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Posted 27 November 2013 - 04:56 PM
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