Guwahati: The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Oil India, to design and develop a prototype for remote ignition with a pilot burner flame detections system for the company’s Duliajan plant in Assam.
The unique remote all-weather ignition and flare detection system which was being developed by IIT Guwahati for OIL, Duliajan would ensure the ignition of the low-pressure gases through the close loop intelligent control circuit.
Prof. T.G. Sitharam, Director of IIT Guwahati said, “The proposed technology will provide a safer option by replacing manual fire ignition systems at old OIL production installations.”
The key aim of the project was to replace manual fire ignition systems at old Oil India production installations with safer automatic fire ignition systems. This project enacted the design and development of a Pilot Burner prototype by IIT Guwahati.
A pilot burner with a mechanism of remote ignition was advised for all flares to ensure continuous ignition of flare gases.
The system would continuously monitor the burner system and automatically ignites the burners when the flame is extinguished. It would be shielded adequately to provide all-weather resistance and to ensure its durability and dependability. To synchronize the detection and ignition systems, a control unit would be also developed.