RPC operating under Atmospheric conditions

Constant Volume Pre-burn Vessel (CVP), also called Constant Volume Combustion Chamber (CVCC), is a research device used to study sprays under inert and reactive conditions.

Laminar premix and diffusion flames could well sit in the high-pressure vessel (40 bar), which is well equipped with GC-MS, Soot-PLII, PAH-PLIF, OH-chemiluminescence, multi-angle light scattering, and absorption techniques.

A common restriction in the energy field is the availability of proper materials that can sustain and handle the extreme or aggressive applications they are put in, e.g., exposure to dirty fuels, high temperatures, high pressures, or aggressive environments.

The high-pressure combustion duct (HPCD) is one of the CCRC's flagship test-rigs. It was tailor-made (vertically-oriented and 8-m tall) to investigate long turbulent flames at elevated pressures of up to 40 bar.

We have installed an Ansaldo Energia AE-T100 micro gas turbine (mGT) of that produces 100 kW as electrical power. It is usually used for power and heating in residential buildings, hospitals, schools, etc.

Autoignition is a complex phenomenon that plays a greater role in the performance of power generation systems and usually operates under turbulent flow, high-pressure, and high-temperature conditions.

- Spherical vessel of 430 mm inner diameter and 4 optical Sapphire windows of 160 mm.
- Liquid and gaseous fuels can be studied up to P_0 = 1.2 MPa and T_0 = 470 K.
- u_max^'≈3 m/s, l_T = 23 mm

The HPCL attempts to simulate fundamental combustion behavior (e.g., autoignition, thermo-acoustic instability) and pollutant formation (NOx and soot) kinetics at pressures relevant to internal combustion engines and gas turbines (both aircraft and power generation.