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LabVIEW projects - Oxygen Stripping
Automated measurements on a packed bed reactorKalyani Pangarkar (ChemE)
In a packed bed reactor oxygen (in air) will be used as oxydizer. The packing in the reactor can be changed between tests and during the tests both the gas and liquid flow can be changed; all in order to find the best set of conditions.
The presented vi connects to a variety of hardware to measure and/or control a variety of process values, e.g.:
The basic principle of the vi is that there is a loop for each type of hardware. These loops run concurrently together with a loop to store the measured data, once the operator has pressed the designated button.
The basic principle has been extended with two special modes of operation.
This project applies a few different types of hardware elements. To test the functionality of each of these hardware elements a set of small utilities has been created. Furthermore a menu to enable the operator to select either one of this utilities or the main program has been added.
Note: All vi's have been made with LabVIEW 6.1 Full Development System.
For the background of the project take a look at the site of Kalyani Pangarkar at ChemE.
The presented vi is a modification of the vi created by Achim Heibel and adapted by Michiel Kreutzer.
At the time the department of chemical technology of the Delft University of Technology ChemE was named DelftChemTech.
Bart Boshuizen, 2005/10/23