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Title: Evaluation of a Novel Temperature Sensing Probe for Monitoring and Controlling Glass Temperature in a Joule-Heated Glass Melter

Abstract

A self-verifying temperature sensor that employs advanced contact thermocouple probe technology was tested in a laboratory-scale, joule-heated, refractory-lined glass melter used for radioactive waste vitrification. The novel temperature probe monitors melt temperature at any given level of the melt chamber. The data acquisition system provides the real-time temperature for molten glass. Test results indicate that the self-verifying sensor is more accurate and reliable than classic platinum/rhodium thermocouple and sheath assemblies. The results of this test are reported as well as enhancements being made to the temperature probe. To obtain more reliable temperature measurements of the molten glass for improving production efficiency and ensuring consistent glass properties, optical sensing was reviewed for application in a high temperature environment.

Authors:
; ;  [1]; ;  [2];
  1. (AccuTru Int'l Corp)
  2. (INEEL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
7578
Report Number(s):
INEEL/CON-99-00609
TRN: US0101798
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Ceramic Society 101st Conference, Indianapolis, IN (US), 04/26/1999--04/29/1999; Other Information: PBD: 29 Apr 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CERAMIC MELTERS; GLASS; TEMPERATURE MONITORING; THERMOCOUPLES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; VITRIFICATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; ON-LINE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS; PERFORMANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE VITRIFICATION; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM; MOLTEN GLASS; PLATINUM/RHODIUM THERMOCOUPLE AND SHEATH ASSEMBLIES; GLASS PROPERTIES; OPTICAL SENSING; TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Citation Formats

A. D. Watkins, C. A. Musick, C. Cannon, N. M. Carlson, P. D. Mullenix, and R. D. Tillotson. Evaluation of a Novel Temperature Sensing Probe for Monitoring and Controlling Glass Temperature in a Joule-Heated Glass Melter. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
A. D. Watkins, C. A. Musick, C. Cannon, N. M. Carlson, P. D. Mullenix, & R. D. Tillotson. Evaluation of a Novel Temperature Sensing Probe for Monitoring and Controlling Glass Temperature in a Joule-Heated Glass Melter. United States.
A. D. Watkins, C. A. Musick, C. Cannon, N. M. Carlson, P. D. Mullenix, and R. D. Tillotson. Thu . "Evaluation of a Novel Temperature Sensing Probe for Monitoring and Controlling Glass Temperature in a Joule-Heated Glass Melter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7578.
@article{osti_7578,
title = {Evaluation of a Novel Temperature Sensing Probe for Monitoring and Controlling Glass Temperature in a Joule-Heated Glass Melter},
author = {A. D. Watkins and C. A. Musick and C. Cannon and N. M. Carlson and P. D. Mullenix and R. D. Tillotson},
abstractNote = {A self-verifying temperature sensor that employs advanced contact thermocouple probe technology was tested in a laboratory-scale, joule-heated, refractory-lined glass melter used for radioactive waste vitrification. The novel temperature probe monitors melt temperature at any given level of the melt chamber. The data acquisition system provides the real-time temperature for molten glass. Test results indicate that the self-verifying sensor is more accurate and reliable than classic platinum/rhodium thermocouple and sheath assemblies. The results of this test are reported as well as enhancements being made to the temperature probe. To obtain more reliable temperature measurements of the molten glass for improving production efficiency and ensuring consistent glass properties, optical sensing was reviewed for application in a high temperature environment.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {4}
}

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