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E. O. Molkoselkä, V. A. Kaikkonen and A. J. Mäkynen, "Weighing Cylinder Instrument with Controlled De-Icing for Ice Accretion Measurements," 2023 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2023, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/I2MTC53148.2023.10176083.

Weighing cylinder instrument with controlled de-icing for ice accretion measurements

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Author: Molkoselkä, Eero O.1; Kaikkonen, Ville A.2; Mäkynen, Anssi J.1
Organizations: 1Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Unit of Measurement Technology, University of Oulu, Kajaani, Finland
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-09-12


Ice collecting cylinders are widely used in atmospheric icing measurements to predict the amount of ice collected by various structures in an icing environment. The mass of the accreted ice on the surface of cylinders and other object shapes can be modelled using ISO12494:2017 standard Atmospheric icing of structures which links atmospheric parameters and various object shapes. Reliable measurement of the icing conditions (icing rate) assumes an ideal cylinder-shaped surface with a fixed diameter meaning that the accreted ice layer during the measurement should be thin and free of inconsistency in ice accretion. Thus, any accreted ice should be removed before starting the measurement and the weighing sensor has to be sensitive enough to accurately measure ice loads of few tens of grams. A novel rotating cylinder based instrument, IceMan (Ice Manager), was constructed according to the guidelines of the icing standard. Unlike the other similar devices, it has ability to remove the accreted ice before each measurement and to measure ice masses from 0 to 260 g with a reasonable uncertainty of ±1.5 g making it potentially highly suitable for the assessment of icing conditions. Agreement between the ice accretion rate measured with the IceMan instrument and the icing rate calculated using the ISO 12494:2017 standard was confirmed with field measurements. The results show good agreement within the validity range of the icing model of the standard.

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Series: IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
ISSN: 2642-2069
ISSN-E: 2642-2077
ISSN-L: 2642-2069
ISBN: 978-1-6654-5383-7
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-5384-4
DOI: 10.1109/I2MTC53148.2023.10176083
Host publication: 2023 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) Proceedings
Conference: International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was supported in part by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) program Interreg V A Nord through Grant NYPS 20202472 and in part by Regional Council of Lapland through Grant 126/
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