SoTIC 2023: precision monitoring of hydrogen flames (symposium paper)

CBOne will be present at the SoTIC - Symposium on Thermoacoustics in Combustion (11-14 September 2023, ETH Zurich, Switzerland).

Not only are we pleased to be sponsoring the event, but Nina Paulitsch will also be presenting our latest work on hydrogen flames using our Rayleigh Criterion Probe, as part of the BLUETIFUEL project. In short, the RCP combined optical-acoustic probe is perfect for finely monitoring hydrogen flames [Click here for the presentation's slides].


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High-fidelity optical fast-pressure sensing (conference article)

A better combustion monitoring is made possible using the advanced optical pressure sensor and advanced processing techniques developped by Meggitt SA, with the help of Combustion Bay One e.U. These works are presented at the European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2021.

Read our conference article (free access) at the following link: 

Nicchiotti, G., Solinski, K., & Giuliani, F. . (2021).
Lean Blowout Sensing and Processing via Optical Interferometry and Wavelet Analysis of Dynamic Pressure Data.
PHM Society European Conference, 6(1), 11.


A better combustion monitoring technique using an optical pressure probe (Conference Talk)

Paper GT2021-59103 at ASME Turbo Expo 2021

Meggitt, Combustion Bay One and FH Joanneum present a technical paper on a novel acoustic measurement technique at the ASME Turbo Expo 2021, Virtual Conference and Exhibition: June 7 – 11, 2021.

Nicchiotti, G., Page, S. A., Soliński, K., Andracher, L., Paulitsch, N., & Giuliani, F. Characterisation and validation of an optical pressure sensor for combustion monitoring at low frequency. In ASME Turbo Expo 2021: Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition, presented by the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute. Virtual, June 7-11, 2021. GT2021-59103.



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The emootion project at the ASME Turbo Expo 2020

This year's edition marked the TRL4 achievement of the emootion technologies, including our progress in dynamic flow control, and the validation of a combined acoustic-RGB optical probe describing the flame.

Please find the replay of our interventions related to the emootion project at the following links:

F. Giuliani, M. Stuetz, N. Paulitsch, L. Andracher. Progress on forcing pulsation for acoustic, thermoacoustic or flow control purpose in a pressurised vessel by means of a siren. In Proceedings of the ASME 2020 Turbo Expo, Virtual Conference, Sept.21-25 2020. GT2020-16015

L. Andracher, F. Giuliani, N. Paulitsch & V. Moosbrugger. Progress on combined optic-acoustic monitoring of combustion in a gas turbine. Proceedings of the ASME 2020 Turbo Expo, Virtual Conference, Sept.21-25 2020. GT2020-16007. 

We wish hereby to acknowledge the FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency) and the BMVIT (Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology) for supporting financially the project emootion (FFG / Take Off Call 2016 / contract 861004, 2017-2020).


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EnInnov 2020: From the Dawn of Mankind to the Digital Fire

Rare and precious 

Rabelais wrote in "Gargantua"  that what distinguishes Man from other creatures is its ability to laugh. If this say has recently been proven wrong - apes laugh, maybe bees too - one so far unchallenged trademark of Mankind is our ability to make fire! However, the fact that the extensive use of fire has a negative impact on the climate is nothing to laugh about.  The decarbonisation of our society is an ongoing process and this is a very good thing.

Fire will therefore become rare 

- and precious.

Digitalisation for Decarbonisation

While decarbonisation takes place in an ordered manner (energy, transport, heating...), some specific sectors will take longer to decarbonise because they need high temperatures, a lot of power and before all a safe process. Combustion Bay One e.U. focuses on the improvement of these thermal facilities (energy, process engineering, metallurgy, aviation) in order to improve the efficiency on the one side and reduce the environmental impact on the other side, until climate-friendly alternatives can be deployed. The proper management of the remaining fossil resources shall also be kept in mind. In a word, we have to buy time. 

In a hypothetical future world where combustion is indeed rare and precious, we intend to become the Guardians of Fire. Any improvement in combustion technology is therefore good to take. Recent progress shows that purely mechanical thermal systems have reached their limits. New progress involve better sensing and faster actuation, which is not straightforward in the direct proximity of a flame. Still, this is what we do, this is the digitalisation of combustion technologies.  These are the missions of Combustion Bay One e.U., an Engineering Office specialised in Advanced Combustion Management.

EnInnov 2020!

We will be present at the Energy Innovation Conference 2020 at TU Graz (12-14.02.2020) where we present commonly with FH Joanneum our progress in precision monitoring of combustion processes:

Paulitsch, N., Giuliani, F., and Andracher, L., 2020. 
Fortschrittliche Verbrennungs¨uberwachung durch simultane optisch, akustische Detektion der Flammenfront in einem Druckkessel. 
In 16th Symposium on Energy Innovation, TU Graz, EnInnov 2020.
Energieeffizienz 1, Session F5, Paper 5. 
Fr., 9:30-10:00, I3

The project emootion is financed by the BMVIT and the FFG in the frame of the Take-Off program, contract 861004. This is also the occasion for us to reveal our latest S3R ignition system (S3R=Safe, smooth, smart and reliable) as well as our newest pressurised combustion test rig.

Read more: EnInnov 2020: From the Dawn of Mankind to the Digital Fire