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CONTRIBUTION OF CALORIMETER USAGE TO BUSINESSES

Calorimeter is a laboratory device used to determine the energy values of solid and liquid fuels (coal, biomass, oil, aty, etc.). It is widely used in businesses where energy is obtained from solid and liquid fuels. The following three different contents can be controlled within the facility with the calorimeter device;

Verifying the energy value of the fuel supplied by the business, declared by the supplier

Determining the energy efficiency obtained from the fuel used by the business and controlling the combustion chamber

Determination of the energy value of the remaining (unburned) sample after the use of the fuel


During the acceptance of the fuel into operation, the energy value of the fuel is analyzed using a calorimeter device. The energy value declared by the supplier is compared with the analysis results to ensure acceptance of the fuel. This comparison is used to determine the true value of fuel, identify potential discrepancies and control fuel purchase costs. If the energy value of the fuel purchased is below the declared value, it may cause serious losses on a cal/ton basis for businesses that purchase high amounts of fuel. For this reason, it is very necessary to use calorimeter in businesses to control the values and detect discrepancies.


Accurate determination of the energy value of fuels used in businesses is extremely important to increase energy efficiency. When the correct energy value is determined, the fuel system and combustion chamber can be controlled more effectively. Determining the energy value content of fuels also helps calculate the amount of fuel to be used. In this way, by using the required amount of fuel in the fuel room, inefficient use of resources can be prevented and operating costs can be reduced. Additionally, when the expected energy value cannot be reached as a result of burning a high-energy fuel, the cleanliness and suitability of the fuel chamber can be reviewed to increase its efficiency.

In addition to the energy value of the fuel used, samples can be taken and analyzed from the fuel residues left after the combustion process. Thanks to this method, wastes with sufficient energy can be recycled. The fuel and the remaining sample can be mixed in certain proportions and subjected to reburning. In this way, the amount of fuel used can be saved and operating efficiency can be increased by obtaining a higher efficiency from fuel.


We can give exemples below for increasing the energy efficiency of businesses through the use of calorimeter devices;


When the slag samples remaining when the coal sample is burned are analyzed with a calorimeter device, it can be decided how to evaluate it according to its energy value. Slag samples with high calorific value (500 – 1500 cal/g) can be mixed with coal samples again and used to feed boilers. In this way, the enterprise can increase the energy value it can obtain by using this mixture instead of coal and reduce operating costs by using the recycled slag sample. However, if the energy value of the slag sample is low (80-100 cal/g), using this mixture may reduce efficiency. Because while the coal samples are burning, the energy spent for the burning of the slag samples may be incompatible with the expected energy value. In order to prevent such problems, the analysis of the remaining samples using a calorimeter device should be evaluated.


Debye Technic R&D Engineering Ltd. You can control and regulate your business's energy expenses by including the CALORIMETER IC210 device, developed and produced by A.Ş., into the energy systems of your businesses. You can analyze your low-energy samples with high accuracy and repeatability, and create environmentally friendly and low-cost systems by recycling them. You can test the reliability of the energy values declared by the companies you supply fuel to and prevent possible disputes.


Debye Technic R&D Engineering Ltd. We would like to point out that we can provide you with support regarding all kinds of fuel and analysis procedures. We can also provide you with training on all theoretical and practical procedures required for your systems to operate effectively.

You can find more information about fuel analysis and calorimetry applications on our blog page.

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