Chapter 11. A Microprocessor-Controlled Lignite Gasifier

  1. William Smothers
  1. Earl Jones1 and
  2. E. P. Hamilton III2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320235.ch11

Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10

Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Jones, E. and Hamilton, E. P. (2008) A Microprocessor-Controlled Lignite Gasifier, in Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320235.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Elgin-Butler Brick Co. Elgin, TX 78621

  2. 2

    E.P. Hamilton Engineering Austin, TX 78766

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374177

Online ISBN: 9780470320235

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Keywords:

  • microprocessor;
  • algorithms;
  • control system;
  • clean burning fuel;
  • pyrolysis

Summary

This paper discusses the controls for a lignite gasifier at Elgin-Butler Brick Company. The control system employs analog proportional control loops with supervisory setpoint control via a programmable digital controller. The programmable controller employs preset ramping, startup, and abort algorithms to automatically change setpoint.