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Development of a Commercially Viable Equivalence Ratio Meter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
30909
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
30909
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HUGHES ASSOC., INC.
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817 Baltimore, MD 21227 0165
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Development of a Commercially Viable Equivalence Ratio Meter
Agency: DOC
Contract: 256
Award Amount: $49,999.00
 

Abstract:

A combustion environment can be described by a characteristic fuel-to-air ratio normalized by the stoichiometric fuel-to-air ratio, otherwise defined as an equivalence ratio, _. The equivalence ratio is used extensively in a wide range of combustion fields from fundamental flame studies, to full-scale fire testing, to power plant operations. There have been basically two methods for calculating the equivalence ratio, each of which has significant disadvantages in practice. Due to these disadvantages, there is no single instrument that allows direct measurement of _. Recently, a technique has been developed in which the equivalence ratio of a gas sample can be determined via oxygen consumption. The Phase I objective is to develop a practical, robust equivalence ratio meter which can be used for a wide range of applications. This design effort will consist of material and hardware selection as well as component optimization testing. Completion of this objective will result in detailed plans for an equivalence ratio meter that can be prototyped and tested in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Richard J. Roby, P.E., Ph
Dir. of Combustion Research
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Hughes Associates, Inc.
6770 Oak Hall Lane Suite 125 Columbia, MD 21045

EIN/Tax ID: 521199515
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No