During the experiment, the gas sensor was used to test ethylene, methane, dimethyl ether, and other gases. Figure 8(c) shows the process of gas sensor stability test and dynamic response.Figure 8.(a,b) The sealed chamber (c) Process of the gas sensor stability test and dynamic response.To evaluate a given gas sensor, we carried out repeatability and stability testing. The output shows the repeatability and stability gas response (Figure 9(a,b)). We increased the gas concentration by 3,000 ppm every half hour. Through the computer acquisition and processing, we obtained results as shown in Figure 9 (c). Figure 9 (a) shows the response of an IR detector to gas concentrations in the experimental test, as well as the gas sensor output in response to ethylene, methane, and dimethyl ether in the same circuit.
With separate continuous measurements of ethylene and methane standard gases, 10 measurements were taken at 30-min intervals. The measurements were used to test the stability of the system. For ethylene, the relative error was 1.53% and the standard deviation was 0.0082; for methane, the relative error was 0.854% and the standard deviation was 0.0084. Therefore, the system displayed good reliability and stability. The indoor dynamic response and results of the sensor stability test are shown in Figure 9.Figure 9.(a)Results of sensor repeatability test (b) Results of sensor stability test (c) Dynamic response of IR detector to gas concentration in the experimental test.To test the sensor outdoors in an on-site inspection loading environment, we used the main sensor for transportation and for safety in a production plant.
At the same time, we installed a sensor system in the back of a container for the marine test. Figure 10 (a,c,d) shows the complete operation. Batimastat To verify the feasibility of the sensor, the sensors are installed inside the production places and the tank container, and water is discharged into the tank (to simulate the transportation of hazardous chemicals), with different gas cylinders mounted in the vehicle in order to simulate a gas leak in the transportation process.Figure 10.(a) Sensor system installed at the back of a transportation container; (b) Sensor system installed in a production plant; (c) Container of hazardous chemicals; (d) Tanker for Marine test.Figure 11(a) shows three types of gas sensor response relationships (ethylene, methane, dimethyl ether), respectively, in the same design circuits and magnification conditions. Figure 11(b) shows the experiment result for sea transportation of dimethyl ether. From this figure, the sensor response output is inconsistent. Therefore, the filter in the 3.31��m wavelength region is used to detect most of the CH gas.Figure 11.