Combustion Bay One is five years old!
CBOne was officially opened on the 27th of March 2012. At that time we were rushing a bit to get the first contract officially signed with the official stamp of an engineering office!
Five years. Fifteen people directly involved. Eleven publications. Twelve presentations in renowned international congresses and conferences. Two proprietary technologies... See all counts for all what can be counted in the detailed section.
Many students. Many slides. Many km. Many many contacts and a happy few… who turned eventually into our dear Clients! The small "r" in cont(r)act is not trivial. A lot of sweat. A lot of humor, sometimes bittersweet, often good. A lot of smiles. A lot of laughs.
We thank good luck. We appreciate the wide spectrum of things done.
I rise my glass. Not only to these five years, but also to a bright future.
To CBOne. To the people who made it. Cheers!
Fabrice Giuliani, CEO
You have the fuel, we have the spark! Combustion Bay One is an engineering office specialised in advanced combustion management, situated in Graz, Austria.
Less fuel consumption, less pollutant emissions, more flexibility, more safety for your thermal facilities.
The name Combustion Bay One highlights the idea of experimental facilities towards a better combustion. In short CBOne.
Research and Development is our key asset at CBOne. Some call it the Combustion Engineering. Some clients call it our Magic. We name it our job.
GTI2016: Filling in the missing link on combustion monitoring between laboratory and real gas turbine
Meggitt Sensing Systems and Combustion Bay One work together on monitoring of combustion dynamics in gas turbines. The latest progress will be presented at the conference GTI2016 in Berlin (presentation no. 026). This presentation focuses on the latest efforts made to automate the recording and documentation of even small changes of the burner operation conditions, and correlate these to the dynamic measurements.
Key elements of the combined static-dynamic synchronous acquisition (click to download the presentation)Synchronous capture of GT combustor operating conditions and main combustion dynamics parameters combining quasi-static and fast-response measurements in a well-documented and compact manner L. Pfefferkorn*, C. Wieland*, F. Giuliani*, H. Reiss† *CBOne, Austria †Meggitt Sensing Systems, Switzerland
The focus is put on the precise combustion control using CBOne's burner test rig and methods, and detailed description of the latter using MSS' measurement chain including fast-pressure sensors and accelerometers, as well as associated data acquisition systems.
A breathtaking picture in the Parisian outskirts during the pollution peak with particulate matter in Dec. 2016
Normally, at this time we publish our Season’s Greetings. However, this December’s headlines are about remarkable pollution peaks observed during week 49 (6-9.12.2016) in Mailand, Brussels, London and Paris. This time, the concentration in particulate matter was alarming. The exceptionally nice weather and its absence of wind just made things worse.
The alert for most large cities in Europe is given when a concentration in particle matter with size smaller than 10 microns (PM10) above 50µg/m3 is achieved. A sub-category of it is the group of particles smaller than 2.5 µg/m3. These are known to deposit in our breathing cavities and organs, and possibly interact with our blood. The WHO recommends a maximum concentration of PM2,5 of 10µg/m3.
Quoting the European Environment Agency (EEA), "air pollution remains the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe, resulting in a lower quality of life due to illnesses and an estimated 467 000 premature deaths per year".
Roughly one third of these particles come from industrial combustion processes. And this is a figure one can reduce, namely with better combustion. This is what we do at Combustion Bay One.
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Combustion Bay One.e.U. works currently in co-operation with FH Joanneum/Aviation on the development of an embedded optical sensor for real-time monitoring of the flame condition in aeroengine combustors.
This feasibility study is financed by the Take-Off programme from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).
The very promising first results will soon be presented at the following conference:Kraft, G., Giuliani, F., Pfefferkorn, L. and Andracher, L.Toward embedded optical measurement techniques for precision combustion monitoring in aeroenginesProceedings of the XXIIIth Biannual Symposium on Measuring Techniques in TurbomachineryStuttgart, Germany,1 - 2 September 2016