Analysis of fuels and fuel residues
Testing of solid and liquid fuels and residues to examine quality, properties and composition.
Analysis of solid and liquid fuels for energy and heat generation
We provide sample preparation and determination of a wide range of fuel quality parameters for solid mineral fuels (coal, coke, cinders, brown coal and peat), solid biofuels (wood pellets, wood chips, straw, grain, nut shells, cherry stones and other biomass) and liquid fuels (gasoil and fuel oil).
We perform analysis for many different characteristics, such as composition, e.g. content of water, ash, sulphur and chlorine, energy content such as gross and net calorific values or the properties of the fuel ash such as the ash melting behaviour.
Fuel analysis ensures knowledge about quality
If you are a fuel consumer, it is important that you have knowledge about your fuel quality in order to be prepared to handle operating problems such as slag formation or corrosion.
Requirements should be listed for all relevant fuel parameters for each individual plant. Thus, you ensure the necessary fuel quality and the purchase price. Quality control of the supplied fuel consignment constitutes important follow up.
Analysis of ashes and other residues
We provide testing of ashes and other residues from combustion or gasification processes as regards determining energy and environmental issues. It may be residues such as fly ash, boiler ash, cyclone ash, bottom ash, deposits and flue gas cleaning products such as gypsum.
On the energy side, it is the “unburned material” in the ashes which is significant regarding plant efficiency. As a measure for “unburned material”, we are able to determine Loss on Ignition, which is traditional for coal ashes. Howevever, it is not sufficient for ashes from biofuels, which is why we also offer analysis of total carbon content, TOC and/or residual energy.
Analysis of barbecue coal and barbecue coal briquettes
There may be huge differences in the quality of barbecue coal and barbecue coal briquettes, in regards to ignition, cooking time, ash content etc. We provide testing of the composition according to the European standards and a heating test which gives information about ignition conditions and heating time. Such tests provide you with knowledge and documentation of the quality of your product, e.g. to prevent complaints.