This webinar will provide an introduction to the standard flame created by a specialized burner system (known as the "Flat Flame Burner") and its use in helping make optical diagnostic methods quantitative. The use of a standard burner to generate a laminar flame provides a reference flame that is highly repeatable in operation. As a result, data sets generated by other researchers using the same standard burner can be used to check measurements obtained by another user or method.
Further, extensive detailed chemistry calculations can also be used in conjunction with measurements as another check of measurements. As a result of these characteristics, it is possible to use this burner to produce flames that can be used to calibrate diagnostics for measurement of various scalars, such as temperature or species concentration, including OH. For best results, it is critical to carefully control operating conditions and flows. As a result, the overall burner support system (flow meters, safety measures, etc.) is equally as important as the burner itself.