Effects of the Powder Agglomeration on Vibrating Minimum Ignition Energy Measurement System for Powder

진동형 분진 최소착화에너지측정장치에서 분진 응집현상이 미치는 영향

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  • M. Yamaguma ;
  • T. Kodama ;
  • W.L.Cheung
  • 최광석 ;
  • 정재희 ;
  • 황명환 ;
  • 우인성 ;
  • 목연수 ;
  • 최충석 ;
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  • Published : 1999.09.01

Abstract

It is widely recognized that Hartmann tube for measuring the minimum ignition energy(MIE) of powder. But It requires long time and operational skills for measuring. As a variety of new fine powders are being produced day by day in industry, Japen has been developing a measurement system which employs a new method to create a dust/air mixture in a miniature combustion box. In this system, by vibration, the powder is successively fed downward through a hopper made up of metal mesh, and then it is formed into a thin, certain-like, dust/air mixture. With this new apparatus, three types of powder-Lycopodium, Anthraquinone, and Polyacry-lonitrile-were tested and the data of MIE were compared with those of a conventional apparatus (the Hartmann tube). Two of them agreed satisfactory, but the other, Anthraquinone, showed quite different values. It is guessed that the agglomerations of the powder particles appear because of particle shapes, static-charge and humidity.

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