How does the Dynamic Detection Principle (DDP) work?
DDP, or optical scintillation as it sometimes referred to, measures the dynamic fluctuation in light transmission as dust particles move through a light beam. This dynamic fluctuation derives from temporal distributions of the dust particles which attenuate the light beam. The more dust present in the exhaust, the greater the amplitude of these fluctuations.
Our DDP dust monitors calculate the dynamic response, or the ratio of light variation to light intensity, which for particular applications, is proportional to dust concentration and when calibrated against standard reference measurements, this can be presented as a reading in mg/m³.
Unlike the standard transmission technique, DDP has immunity to gradual reductions in the absolute intensity of the light signal. Therefore, DDP instruments have the advantage that they are significantly less susceptible to drift with time, temperature or dirtying optics, than traditional opacity monitors and less sensitive to misalignment. In practice, this means that the instruments require less maintenance.