Automated gas-controlled cooker system design and implementation

Elizabeth Amuta, Hope Orovwode, Abel Ehimen Airoboman, Joseph Anirejuoritse Mene, Gabriel Oluwatobi Sobola, Simeon Matthew, Daniel Onyema


Cooking from ancient times has evolved from using open fires to wood, gas cookers, using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). This has also come with various adverse effects ranging from gas leakages to burnt food due to absent-mindedness, thereby creating a significant disaster that could lead to loss of life and property damage. The study aimed to reduce the rate of liquefied petroleum gas related accidents in domestic usage and improve the safety of domestic gas users. An automated method to enforce safety was proposed to avoid unwanted cooking gas flow consequences, especially in homes. The paper presents a control system using an Arduino Uno with a control design interfaced with a utensil sensor, solenoid valve, and a timer circuit to allow gas flow to commence and ignite a flame automatically. The automatic ignition apparatus, which has a high-voltage electric circuit, begins to function once the utensil detector comes in contact with silverware. The system is designed to function in different modes to ensure safety and prevent gas flow. The prototype serves as a means of curbing gas wastage and increasing the safety of people who use LPG as a source of fuel for cooking.


Arduino Uno; Blackbox; Cooker; Relay; Sensors; Solenoid valve

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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