WO2013064503A1 - Smoking article test chamber with adjustable climate - Google Patents

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WO2013064503A1
WO2013064503A1 PCT/EP2012/071500 EP2012071500W WO2013064503A1 WO 2013064503 A1 WO2013064503 A1 WO 2013064503A1 EP 2012071500 W EP2012071500 W EP 2012071500W WO 2013064503 A1 WO2013064503 A1 WO 2013064503A1
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Bernd Van Ooy
David GHOSH
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A24TOBACCO; CIGARS; CIGARETTES; SIMULATED SMOKING DEVICES; SMOKERS' REQUISITES
    • A24CMACHINES FOR MAKING CIGARS OR CIGARETTES
    • A24C5/00Making cigarettes; Making tipping materials for, or attaching filters or mouthpieces to, cigars or cigarettes
    • A24C5/32Separating, ordering, counting or examining cigarettes; Regulating the feeding of tobacco according to rod or cigarette condition
    • A24C5/34Examining cigarettes or the rod, e.g. for regulating the feeding of tobacco; Removing defective cigarettes
    • A24C5/3406Controlling cigarette combustion

Abstract

A smoking article test chamber with adjustable climate control comprises a chamber made up of a first (12) and second (14) chamber portions each comprising an outer wall (26', 26) and an inner wall (24', 24) defining between them spaces (28', 28) around the chamber portions for a temperature controlling fluid first chamber portion being in fluid communication with the second chamber portion, an air inlet in the first chamber portion and an air outlet (36) from the second chamber portion, a fluid evaporator (46) for humidity control in the first chamber portion; and a port (52) in the second chamber portion for holding a cigarette or other smoking article.

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SMOKING ARTICLE TEST CHAMBER WITH ADJUSTABLE CLIMATE

The present invention relates to a chamber for testing smoking articles such as cigarettes which allows the behaviour of smoking articles in different ambient conditions to be measured.

Conventional lit-end cigarettes deliver flavour and aroma to the user as a result of combustion of tobacco or other smokable material. A mass of combustible material, which may be tobacco, is oxidized as a result of applied heat, with typical combustion temperatures in excess of 800°C during puffing. More recently developed so-called smokeless smoking articles generate an aerosol which is delivered to the mouth of a user by heating, but not combusting, a solid or liquid aerosol-forming substrate.

A number of prior art documents, such as WO-A-94/06314, describe electrically heated smoking systems. In these known smoking articles, an aerosol-forming substrate is heated by one or more electric heating element supplied by a power supply.

A number of prior art documents, such as WOA-2009/132793 describe smoking systems that use a liquid as the aerosol-forming substrate. The liquid may be contained in a cartridge which is receivable in a housing. A power supply, such as a battery, is provided, connected to a heater to heat the liquid substrate during a puff, to form the aerosol which is provided to the smoker.

A number of prior art documents, such as WO-A-2009/022232 describe distillation-based smoking articles. Such smoking articles may comprise a combustible heat source, an aerosol- generating substrate, an elongate expansion chamber and a mouthpiece in abutting coaxial alignment, which are overwrapped in an outer wrapper of paper.

While conventional lit-end cigarettes are generally reasonably stable under a variety of climatic conditions, the effect of various climatic conditions on the more recently developed non- conventional smoking articles may not be well known.

Apparatus for measuring the delivery of cigarettes and other smoking articles under standardised smoking conditions are well known; for example, one such smoking machine, the RM 20H, is marketed by Borgwaldt KC. Known smoking machines are designed to measure the delivery of mainstream smoke components, such as nicotine, total particulate material and carbon monoxide, of conventional smoking articles such as cigarettes, and smoke the cigarettes in the ambient air at the location of the smoking machine; as explained above, variations in climatic conditions have little effect on the smoking behaviour of conventional smoking articles.

It has been desired to provide apparatus for measuring the smoking characteristics, such as the delivery of components present in the aerosol delivered by smokeless smoking articles or the smoke delivered by conventional smoking articles, under different climatic conditions. Different climatic conditions include temperature and humidity. According to a first aspect of the invention, there is provided climate control apparatus for use with a smoking machine comprising a chamber, an air inlet into the chamber and an air outlet from the chamber, a means for controlling the humidity of the air in the chamber, a means for controlling the temperature of the air in the chamber and a port in the chamber adapted to receive the lit end of a smoking article.

In some embodiments, the apparatus including provision for air flow through the chamber from the air inlet to the air outlet at at least 3 litres/second. In some embodiments, the means for controlling the humidity of the air controls the relative humidity in the chamber to up to 85%, preferably to between 15% and 85%. In some embodiments, the internal volume of the chamber is up to 6 litres, preferably up to 2 litres. Preferably, the apparatus further comprises a humidity sensor in the chamber connected to control circuitry for controlling the means for controlling the humidity of the air. Also preferably, the apparatus further comprises a temperature sensor in the chamber connected to control circuitry for controlling the means for controlling the temperature.

Preferably, the chamber comprises a first chamber portion comprising an outer wall and an inner wall wherein the outer wall and the inner wall define between them a space around the first chamber portion for a temperature controlling fluid, and a second chamber portion comprising an outer wall and an inner wall wherein the outer wall and the inner wall define between them a space around the second chamber portion for a temperature controlling fluid, the first chamber portion being in fluid communication with the second chamber portion and in which the air inlet is in the first chamber portion and the air outlet is from the second chamber portion, the means for humidity control is a fluid evaporator in the first chamber portion and the port is in the second chamber portion. Preferably, the second chamber portion is above the first chamber portion and, preferably, the volume of the upper chamber portion is smaller than the volume of the lower chamber portion.

Preferably, the space around the first chamber portion is in fluid communication with the space around the second chamber portion. Also preferably, the air inlet directs air through the fluid evaporator. In some embodiments, the second chamber portion is elongate, one end region of the second chamber portion is in fluid communication with the first chamber portion and the air outlet is in the other end region of the second chamber portion. Preferably, the apparatus further comprises means between the first chamber portion and the second chamber portion to reduce turbulence in the air flow passing from the first chamber portion to the second chamber portion. Also preferably, the apparatus further comprises apparatus in fluid communication with the chamber for analysing the air leaving the chamber. In some embodiments, the temperature controlling fluid in the space around the first chamber portion or the second chamber portion or both controls the temperature in the chamber to up to 45°C, preferably to between 20°C and 45°C.

The invention also contemplates a smoking machine comprising climate control apparatus according to the invention.

The invention also provides a method of smoking a smoking article under controlled climate controlled conditions comprising placing a smoking article in the port of an apparatus according to the invention, sensing the temperature of the air in the chamber, controlling the operation of the means for controlling the temperature of the air in response to the temperature sensed in the chamber, sensing the humidity in the chamber, controlling the operation of the means for controlling the humidity of the air in response to the humidity sensed in the chamber to control the humidity in the chamber and smoking the smoking article.

The invention also provides a method of smoking a smoking article under controlled climate controlled conditions comprising placing a smoking article in the port of an apparatus according to the invention having first and second chamber portions each having a space around it, passing fluid through the space around the first chamber portion and through the space around the second chamber portion, sensing the temperature in the chamber, controlling the temperature of the said fluid in response to the temperature sensed in the chamber, operating the evaporator, sensing the humidity in the chamber, controlling the operation of the evaporator in response to the humidity sensed in the chamber to control the humidity in the chamber and smoking the smoking article. Preferably, the method further comprises measuring at least one property of at least one of the mainstream smoke and the sidestream smoke of the smoking article.

Throughout the specification the term "means for humidity control" is used to denote a means capable of increasing or decreasing the humidity of air in the apparatus. Humidity is the amount of moisture within the air. Atmospheric humidity can conveniently be expressed as relative humidity, calculated as the percentage

¾00

Pw

where pw is the partial vapour pressure of water in the atmosphere and pw is the partial saturation (or equilibrium) vapour pressure of water at the temperature at which the relative humidity is being measured.

The moisture level in the air may have adverse effects on humans and surrounding elements. Low humidity may lead to a dry nose, throat, eyes and skin, typically when the dew point is below 0°C (degrees Celsius) or relative humidity is below about 30% (percent). High humidity tends to increase skin moisture and may also cause discomfort. Relative humidity levels within the range from about 30% to about 60% have been found to be the most agreeable range for human comfort. Apparatus is available to alter the humidity in a volume; an example of apparatus for humidity control is a water condenser that cools the air below the condensation point and collects the condensed water. An example of a water condenser is a cooling coil or a heat exchanger. The moisture level in the air may be increased by a water spray.

Throughout the specification the term "means for air temperature control" is used to denote a means capable of changing and controlling the temperature of the air in the apparatus of the invention. A common example of a means for air temperature control is a heat exchanger that brings the air in contact with an outer side of a surface having a controlled temperature. For example, the surface may be cooled or heated by circulating a cooling or heating fluid on the inner side of the surface. The fluid may be, for example, water, oil or a refrigerant. The temperature of the cooling or heating fluid is typically controlled by a heater, a thermoelectric heat pump (such as a Peltier device), a direct expansion coil or a chilled water coil. Typically the means for air temperature control include a thermostat.

Parts of the means for air moisture control and for air temperature control may be located outside the chamber. For example, the heat exchanger that supplies the cooling or heating fluid may be located outside. For example, chilled water may be supplied by an existing chilled water circuit of a superior structure in which the chamber is located. In a preferred embodiment of the air conditioning system according to the invention, the at least one means for air moisture control and the at least one means for air temperature control is the same heat exchanger.

Features described in relation to one aspect of the invention may also be applicable to another aspect of the invention.

The invention will be further described, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawing which shows a first embodiment of a chamber according to the invention.

The chamber may be used to test smoking articles in a variety of temperature and humidity conditions. The first chamber portion is used to generate the desired air temperature and air humidity. The second chamber portion, in which the temperature and humidity are stable or almost stable is used for the testing of the smoking article.

The temperature of the air within the chamber can be varied by varying the temperature of liquid between inner and outer walls of the chamber. Preferably, the liquid is water. However, another liquid can be used. The temperature of the air in the chamber can be varied between any desired operating temperatures. In one embodiment, the temperature of the air in the chamber can be varied between about 22°C and about 43°C.

The humidity of the air within the chamber can be varied by the means for air moisture control in the first chamber portion. The means for air moisture control will be discussed further below. The humidity of the air in the chamber may be varied between any desired operating humidities. In one embodiment, the relative humidity of the air in the chamber may be varied between about 15% and about 85%.

A variety of test conditions can be generated. For example, where the temperature of the air in the chamber is set to around 43°C and the relative humidity of the air in the chamber is set to around 15%, this may correspond to a desert climatic condition. Alternatively, where the temperature of the air in the chamber is set to around 32°C and the relative humidity of the air in the chamber is set to around 85%, this may correspond to a rainforest climatic condition.

Preferably, the entire chamber has a small volume. In one embodiment, the volume of the chamber is equal to or less than 6 litres. In an alternative embodiment, the volume of the chamber is equal to or less than 2 litres. The chamber can have other volumes if required. It is advantageous that the chamber have a relatively small volume as this renders it relatively portable and it does not take very long to change the temperature and humidity to effect a stable climatic environment in the test chamber.

Preferably, the first chamber portion has a larger volume than the second chamber portion. This allows air to be flushed through the second portion relatively quickly. For example, in an embodiment in which the total volume of the chamber is equal to around 6 litres, the volume of the first chamber portion may be around 4 litres and the volume of the second chamber portion may be around 2 litres. Preferably, the second chamber portion has an elongate shape. This allows air to be easily flushed through the second chamber portion and facilitates a relatively smooth, laminar flow of air through the second chamber portion, which improves the test conditions.

In one embodiment, the two chamber portions are cylindrical. However, they may be of other shapes. Preferably, the two chamber portions are separable for cleaning and repair.

The drawing shows a preferred climate control apparatus 10 comprising a first, lower, chamber portion 12 and a second, upper, chamber portion 14. The two chamber portions form the chamber of the apparatus. Both chamber portions are circularly cylindrical; the lower portion 12 is relatively squat in shape and the upper portion 14 is elongate and of smaller diameter and volume than the lower portion. The upper portion 14 widens at it's lower end to a mouth 16. The mouth 16 sits over an aperture 18 in the upper wall of the lower chamber portion 12; a sealing ring 20 around the aperture 18 ensures that the connection between the chamber portions is substantially gas tight. A mesh sheet 22, which may be of metal is provided across the aperture 18. The upper portion of the upper chamber portion is elongate and forms a so called 'fishtail' portion 60 of the chamber.

The upper 14 and lower 12 chamber portions are of glass and each has an inner 24, 24' and an outer 26,26' wall, defining between them a space 28, 28' for a fluid to flow through. A connector pipe 30 opens out of the space 28' on the upper side of the lower chamber portion 12 and into the space 28 in the region of the open end of the mouth 16 of the upper chamber portion 14 to connect to the spaces 28, 28' together so that fluid can flow from one into the other. A fluid inlet pipe 32 opens into the space 28' around the lower chamber portion 12 at a lower region of the lower chamber portion and a fluid exit pipe 34 opens from the space 28 around the upper chamber portion 14 at an upper region of the upper chamber portion.

An exhaust pipe 36 leads from the upper end of the fishtail portion 60 of the chamber to outside the chamber.

A circularly cylindrical humidifier 38 extends into the lower chamber portion 12 through an aperture in the upper walls. A seal 40 around the periphery of the aperture ensures that the chamber is substantially gas tight. The upper end of the humidifier unit 38 is outside the lower chamber portion and carries power supply connections 42 and a connection 44 to a water supply (not shown). Inside the cylinder of the humidifier is an evaporator 46, connected to the water supply connection 44 by a pipe 48, and a fan 50. The evaporator and the fan are connected to the power supply connections 42. Water can be supplied to the water supply connection 44 and so to the evaporator 46 by a pump such as a high precision perfusion pump.

A port 52 through the lower side walls of the upper chamber portion 14 is configured to hold a smoking article (not shown). A smoking article holder 54 is seated in the aperture to hold the smoking article.

In use, water (or other fluid) is pumped through the fluid inlet pipe 32 into the space 28' between the inner 24' and outer 26' walls of the lower chamber portion, through the connector pipe 30, into the space 28 between the inner 24 and outer 26 walls of the upper chamber portion 14 and out of the fluid exit pipe 34. The temperature of the water can be controlled to maintain a desired temperature in the chamber.

The fan 50 of the humidifier 38 draws air from outside the chamber into the lower chamber portion 12, typically at 3 litres/s. As the air passes through the humidifier 38 it is humidified by the evaporator 46, the temperature of which is varied to vary the humidity of the air leaving the humidifier. Typically, the temperature of the evaporator is between 22°C and 200°C; it is monitored by a thermocouple type temperature sensor 62. As shown by the arrows in the drawing, the air leaves the humidifier and moves through the lower chamber portion 12. It passes through the mesh 22 into the upper chamber portion 14 and out of the exhaust pipe 36 at the upper end of the upper chamber. The mesh dampens any turbulence in the flow of air in the lower chamber portion before it enters the upper chamber portion and causes a laminar flow in the upper chamber portion, allowing even burning of a smoking article in the holder 54.

A temperature sensor 56 and a humidity sensor 58 are located in the lower chamber portion 12. Another humidity sensor 64 is located in the humidifer 38. The signals from the sensors are sent to control circuitry in a control unit (not shown) that, together with manually input settings, controls the temperature and humidity of the air and water supplies. The control unit is a commercially available control unit (of the type used to monitor temperature and fan rotation rate in a CPU) that displays and stores the data. The sensors are commercially available sensors, calibrated before use.

The temperature of the air supplied to the humidifier 38 and the water supplied to the space between the inner and outer walls of the chamber is controlled thermostatically by a cryo- thermostat, so that the temperature can be lowered or raised. The humidity of the air supplied to the humidifier is controlled. For target humidities above 50%, conditioned room air (which has a humidity of around 50%) is supplied to the humidifier. The humidity is monitored by the humidity sensor 58 and increased by the humidifier 38 as necessary. For humidities below 50%, conditioned pressurised air is used, which has a humidity of less than 10%. The humidity of the air in the lower chamber portion 18 is monitored by the humidity sensor 58 and increased by the humidifier 38 as necessary.

By controlling one or more of the temperature of the water or other fluid circulating through the space between the walls of the chamber portions, the air supplied to the humidifier, the humidity of the air supplied to the humidifier, the action of the humidifier, and the speed of the fan, the temperature and humidity of the air in the chamber can be controlled. This allows the air in the chamber to reflect temperature and humidity conditions in a wide range of climates, such as desert at 43.3°C and 15% relative humidity, dry at 22.4°C and 15% relative humidity, temperate at 22.4°C and 60% relative humidity, humid at 22.4°C and 85% relative humidity and rainforest at 32.2°C and 85% relative humidity, to be produced in the chamber. The performance of a smoking article in a wide range of climates can thus be measured.

The design of the apparatus allows the climate in the chamber to be changed rapidly; the chamber climate can be changed from one steady condition to another in less than one hour, preferably less than 45 minutes, more preferably less than 30 minutes.

Typical climate conditions for a number of different climates are given in the table below. vapour partial

relative absolute climate temperature/°C pressure pressure

humidity/% humidity/kg-m-3

H20/Pa H20/Pa

desert 15 43.3 8074 121 1 0.0083 dry 15 22.4 2601 390 0.0029 temperate 60 22.4 2601 1561 0.01 14 humid 85 22.4 2601 221 1 0.0162 rainforest 85 32.2 451 1 3834 0.0272 The port 52 through the walls of the upper chamber portion 14 is closed by a bung (not shown) while the climate is established in the chamber. Once a stable climate has been established in the chamber, the bung is removed and a smoking article is placed in the holder 54 in the port 52, with the lit end of the smoking article extending into the chamber. The mouth end of the smoking article is attached to a device to measure one or more parameters of the mainstream smoke generated by the cigarette. Smoking machines suitable for this purpose are well known, such as those made by Borgwaldt KC. By measuring the desired parameters of the mainstream smoke in different climates, the likely performance of the smoking article in different regions of the world can be predicted. In the case of a smoking article that generates side stream smoke, such as a conventional lit-end cigarette, side stream smoke can be collected from the fishtail portion 60 of the chamber through the exhaust pipe 36.

Claims

1 . Climate control apparatus for use with a smoking machine comprising:
a chamber;
an air inlet into the chamber and an air outlet from the chamber;
a means for controlling the humidity of the air in the chamber;
a means for controlling the temperature of the air in the chamber; and
a port in the chamber adapted to receive the lit end of a smoking article.
2. Climate control apparatus according to claim 1 including provision for air flow through the chamber from the air inlet to the air outlet at at least 3 litres/second.
3. Climate control apparatus according to claim 1 or 2 in which the means for controlling the humidity of the air controls the relative humidity in the chamber to up to 85%, preferably to between 15% and 85%.
4. Climate control apparatus according to claim 1 , 2 or 3 in which the internal volume of the chamber is up to 6 litres, preferably up to 2 litres.
5. Climate control apparatus according to any preceding claim further comprising a humidity sensor in the chamber connected to control circuitry for controlling the means for controlling the humidity of the air.
6. Climate control apparatus according to any preceding claim further comprising a temperature sensor in the chamber connected to control circuitry for controlling the means for controlling the temperature.
7. Climate control apparatus according to any preceding claim in which the chamber comprises:
a first chamber portion comprising an outer wall and an inner wall wherein the outer wall and the inner wall define between them a space around the first chamber portion for a temperature controlling fluid; and
a second chamber portion having an outer wall and an inner wall wherein the outer wall and the inner wall define between them a space around the second chamber portion for a temperature controlling fluid, the first chamber portion being in fluid communication with the second chamber portion
and in which: the air inlet is in the first chamber portion and the air outlet is from the second chamber portion;
the means for humidity control is a fluid evaporator in the first chamber portion; and the port is in the second chamber portion.
8. Climate control apparatus according to claim 7 in which and the space around the first chamber portion is in fluid communication with the space around the second chamber portion.
9. Climate control apparatus according to claim 7 or 8 in which the air inlet directs air through the fluid evaporator.
10. Climate control apparatus according to claim 7, 8 or 9 in which the second chamber portion is elongate, one end region of the second chamber portion is in fluid communication with the first chamber portion and the air outlet is in the other end region of the second chamber portion.
1 1 . Climate control apparatus according to any of claims 7 to 9 further comprising means between the first chamber portion and the second chamber portion to reduce turbulence in the air flow passing from the first chamber portion to the second chamber portion.
12. Climate control apparatus according to claim 1 1 further comprising apparatus in fluid communication with the chamber for analysing the air leaving the chamber.
13. Climate control apparatus according to any of claims 7 to 12 in which the temperature controlling fluid in the space around the first chamber portion or the second chamber portion or both controls the temperature in the chamber to up to 45°C, preferably to between 20°C and 45°C.
14. A smoking machine comprising climate control apparatus according to any of claims 1 to 13.
15. A method of smoking a smoking article under controlled climate controlled conditions comprising:
placing a smoking article in the port of an climate control apparatus according to any of claims 1 to 13;
sensing the temperature of the air in the chamber; controlling the operation of the means for controlling the temperature of the air in response to the temperature sensed in the chamber;
sensing the humidity in the chamber;
controlling the operation of the means for controlling the humidity of the air in response to the humidity sensed in the chamber to control the humidity in the chamber; and
smoking the smoking article.
16. A method according to claim 15 comprising:
placing a smoking article in the port of an apparatus according to any of claims 7 to 13; passing fluid through the space around the first chamber portion and through the space around the second chamber portion;
sensing the temperature in the chamber;
controlling the temperature of the said fluid in response to the temperature sensed in the chamber;
operating the evaporator;
sensing the humidity in the chamber;
controlling the operation of the evaporator in response to the humidity sensed in the chamber to control the humidity in the chamber; and
smoking the smoking article.
17. A method according to claim 15 or 16 further comprising measuring at least one property of at least one of the mainstream smoke and the sidestream smoke of the smoking article.
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