Semiconductor aspects of the oxyfuel cutting torch preheat flame: Part I ? Measurements between torch and work

Christopher R. Martin, Teresa Pond, Jacob Tomas, Jenna Schmit, Erikson Miguel, Alex Untaroiu, Kemu Xu

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Abstract

This two-part paper presents precise measurements of the ion currents passing between the torch and work piece of the preheat flame of an oxyfuel cutting torch as a means for replacing contemporary sensing suites. Part I shows that the current-voltage characteristic of the flame exhibits sharp discontinuities common to semi-conductors that we study in various configurations including preheat, pierce, cut, and loss-of-cut. Standoff measurements are made by applying a sinusoidal current signal between the torch and work piece while the resulting voltage amplitude is an indication of flame resistance. Uncertainties are estimated to range from 0.5mm to 1mm (.02in to .04in). Signals for ready-to-pierce and precursors for loss-of-cut are also produced due to the generation of secondary ions from chemical activity at the work piece.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdditive Manufacturing; Advanced Materials Manufacturing; Biomanufacturing; Life Cycle Engineering; Manufacturing Equipment and Automation
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791884256
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventASME 2020 15th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Sep 3 2020 → …

Publication series

NameASME 2020 15th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2020
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceASME 2020 15th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period9/3/20 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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