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Title: In-situ control system for atomization

Abstract

Melt atomizing apparatus comprising a melt supply orifice for supplying the melt for atomization and gas supply orifices proximate the melt supply orifice for supplying atomizing gas to atomize the melt as an atomization spray is disclosed. The apparatus includes a sensor, such as an optical and/or audio sensor, for providing atomization spray data, and a control unit responsive to the sensed atomization spray data for controlling at least one of the atomizing gas pressure and an actuator to adjust the relative position of the gas supply orifice and melt supply in a manner to achieve a desired atomization spray. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
63449
Patent Number(s):
5,423,520
Application Number:
PAN: 8-058,767
Assignee:
Iowa State Univ. Research Foundation, Inc., Ames, IA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-82
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 13 Jun 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; LIQUIDS; ATOMIZATION; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DESIGN; MONITORS; PROCESS CONTROL; NOZZLES

Citation Formats

Anderson, I E, Figliola, R S, and Terpstra, R L. In-situ control system for atomization. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Anderson, I E, Figliola, R S, & Terpstra, R L. In-situ control system for atomization. United States.
Anderson, I E, Figliola, R S, and Terpstra, R L. Tue . "In-situ control system for atomization". United States.
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abstractNote = {Melt atomizing apparatus comprising a melt supply orifice for supplying the melt for atomization and gas supply orifices proximate the melt supply orifice for supplying atomizing gas to atomize the melt as an atomization spray is disclosed. The apparatus includes a sensor, such as an optical and/or audio sensor, for providing atomization spray data, and a control unit responsive to the sensed atomization spray data for controlling at least one of the atomizing gas pressure and an actuator to adjust the relative position of the gas supply orifice and melt supply in a manner to achieve a desired atomization spray. 3 figs.},
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