Experimental Research Solutions
Industrial accidents relating to explosive gases, vapours and dusts can be catastrophic. It is therefore important every step is taken to ensure the safety of plant and personnel. Aber Shock and Detonation Research Limited (ASDRL) offer our clients the opportunity to research explosion related problems through rigorous experimentation. Only controlled experimentation
can provide definitive proof of any potential explosion risk when considering unusual gases, vapours, dusts, pipeline configurations or flammability limits.
ASDRL can also test, assess and aid development of explosion mitigation
methods and systems.
Experimental research programmes are tailored to meet your needs and budget.
A typical project will include:
- Initial consultation
- Programme design and quotation
- Literature review
- Experimental design including bespoke rig manufacture
- Experimentation and reporting
Standard Experimental Services
ASDRL also offer standard experimental testing procedures which can be
applied to yield immediate results. These standard test programmes
generally resemble a truncated form of the more intensive research option.
The standard experimental services are detailed below;
- Explosion development monitoring
ASDRL can offer state of the art pressure and flame front instrumentation
for the monitoring of explosions within closed volumes. Multiple 12bit
channels sampling at 10MHz allow for the identification all explosion
events including deflagration, deflagration to detonation transition (DDT)
- Shock tube investigations
The auto ignition delay times (ait) of gases and vaporised fuels can be
assessed using shock tube experimentation. The static high pressure
conditions created within a shock tube can be accurately managed and any
combustion monitored in detail.
Industrial testing of combustion safety equipment
AberShock offer a test facility for combustion safety equipment and can provide assistance with product certification. Apart from our standard service we are able to offer clients relevant testing feedback in the form of development reports, this consultancy has enabled clients to develop new technologies quickly at minimal cost. All testing is conducted to ISO standards but any international standard could be accommodated
High speed photography
For unconfined events high speed photography can yield valuable
information. This service has been applied to varied projects including
device function evaluation and explosion development.
If high speed photography is a service in which you are interested please
contact us to discuss your requirements. This service is also available
for on site hire.
Schlieren techniques provide a powerful tool to image flame growth. Combining "traditional" methods with a high speed video allows extended observation time.
14% hydrogen A schlieren video showing flame growth in a 14% hydrogen air mixture from a spark ignition is available
More videos with different gases and concentrations will be added shortly.