Advanced New Features | CAL3K Calorimeter


USB PORT

This port is used for short range communication to a laptop or PC for the purpose of setting configurations, parameters (which are not available on the keyboard) and identification text. Of course, the port has full functionality, but its purpose is supervisory due to its short distance.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

BLUETOOTH

The Bluetooth option (2 ports) can be used to transmit data to a central computer or laptop. Both parts have a special Mobile Phone Interface which can be used with a phone (Apple/Android) to retrieve vital statistics or temperature curves. The mobile interface can't change parameters or delete results; it is a convenient "window" into the calorimeter operation. It is vital for maintenance and supervisory functions.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A

VESSEL TESTING

The vessel can be tested in the field by untrained operators. The field test is logged together with vessel details.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

LIMS SUPPORT

The units have 3 result output formats, one of which is reserved for LIMS. The output data format is semi-fixed, and the designated port can operate in 4 different LIMS modes : Un-solicited, approved un-solicited, scanned and approved scanned. This allows for very flexible data retrieval and management.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

MAXIMUM VESSEL TEMPERATURES

The max vessel temperature, date and time, and firing count are kept.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

AMBIENT TEMPERATURE LOGGING

The unit requires the ambient temperature for operation. The temperature can be optional, logged every hour for later retrieval as to ambient operating conditions.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

AUTO-INCREMENTING SID

The units have a very sophisticated firing algorithm, which can be adjusted to suit the individual needs. The unit can fire on : Drift, Time, Time After Drift.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

CALORIMETER FIELD TESTING

The calorimeter can be tested in the field by untrained operators. The operator is alerted to any problems or to the successful completion of the test. The test is logged together with details.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

CALORIMETERS PER ROOM

The maximum number of calorimeters in one room is seven (if all vessels are operated in all calorimeters.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

STATISTICS

The firings per chassis, calibrations and maximum temperatures are kept.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

FACTORY TESTING

The unit is tested in the factory for adhering to specific check limits. The passing of these and date and time are logged. Then the electronics are burned at elevated temperature for a minimum of 24 hours and retested twice more. All these dates are logged. This is not the user field test. The test data is readable, but otherwise not accessible.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

FIRING VOLTAGE SETTING

The firing voltage can be set to suit the operation. A too high firing voltage burns the firing wire and a too low voltage results in a misfire. The Firing Voltage is influenced by the filling pressure : Higher filling pressure demands a higher firing voltage.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

KEYBOARD FUNCTIONALITY

The keyboard commands have a "look ahead" and search facility which completes the command if no other choice exists. The function keys are used for the most common commands. This results in minimal typing.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U

HELP

If the calorimeter comes to a point which requires operator action then subject help is available relating to the present state. This is a very convenient way to find what the problem is. The same help is available for each keyboard command.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

RESULT STORAGE

Depending on the unit, up to 1000 results can be stored in memory. Retrieval is possible from mobile devices and all ports (USB, RS232). The stored result includes all associated data relating to the determination and the temperature curve. Once the results are transmitted they can be "reinstated" via supplied software. Results are deleted after a month.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

MAINTENANCE

The units have 2/3 fields for Service related information. These fields (Name and telephone number) are available on the mobile application. The setting of these is done via the USB port. Once a problem is identified by testing the hardware then the maintenance/service can be phoned with this problem already identified. The subject help gives information for fixing the problem and/or the severity.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

VESSEL INSPECTION LIMITS

The vessel has a settable inspection warning limit and a "stop operation" limit. The operator is warned in advance when the vessel needs inspection. The inspection is carried out by trained personnel and if mechanical deterioration is detected then the vessel must be sent to the manufacturer for inspection and testing.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

ACCEPTABLE COMBUSTION TEMPERATURE RISE

The acceptable combustion temperature rise is monitored after firing. The acceptable temperature rise can be set via the USB port ir disabled. The CAL3K system warns the operator if the HIGH or LOW rise limits are exceeded.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

MINIMUM, MAXIMUM MASS LIMITS

These limits can be adjusted via the USB port to suit the operation. This eliminates erroneous mass entry. The default limits are 0.2 gram to 0.9 gram.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

LOGGING

Vital operations and keyboard actions are logged in a 3000+ event memory. The time and date and, if applicable, the variable are logged. The logging applies to testing and normal operation. The logging is available on mobile devices and on all ports. The CAL3K PC software allows proper analysis and clearing of events. 63 different events are logged.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

REAL TIME

The unit has a real time circuit which runs after power is switched off. This is the time and date which is logged.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

CALIBRATION AVERAGE

The calibration average is applied over 2-10 calibrations. The number of averages is settable via the USB port. The default is 3.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

HARDWARE CALIBRATION

Temperature sensors need calibration. This is performed in the factory against a temperature standard. The temperature calibration is accessible via the USB port.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

COMMAND EXPLANATION

Each command is explained before execution.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U

BALANCE PORT

All units have a balance interface port for 1200 to 38400 baud.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

VESSELS PER CALORIMETER

The amount of vessels per calorimeter is unlimited. However, each vessel must be calibrated.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

RS232 PORTS

The two RS232 ports are shared with the optional Bluetooth devices. They allow a long cable connection to other computers, including LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION

The vessel is identified by Manufacturer (32), Dealer (32), Customer (32), and vessel serial number.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

INSTALLATION

The unit is shipped with the "USER TEST FIELD" enabled. After installation this test runs and the completion is logged as installation completed. The operator is prompted every power up or ABORT to perform the hardware test.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

SERVICEABILITY

Anyone can get to the root of a problem with a couple of keystrokes by running the field test. The result is automatically logged. The problem, and possible solution is explained. If the problem can't be fixed without help then the telephone numbers (3 numbers) are available to call the next service agent . Of course he likes to know what the problem is so that he can come prepared and/or give the correct advice. For this reason every condition has a number attached, and the display references are structured in a logical fashion.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

OPERATING MODES

The CAL3K-AP has 4 operating modes: Dynamic, Adiabatic, Isothermal, Experimental. Each mode can be operated from a default setting and the default setting can be transferred to the experimental mode. The experimental mode allows different parameters to be set via the USB interface.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A

CALORIMETER IDENTIFICATION

The calorimeter is identified by customer name (32), Branding (32), Dealer Information (32) and more.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

DEFAULTS

The units have default settings for each operating mode.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

INITIAL FIRING CONDITIONS

The units have a very sophisticated firing algorithm, which can be adjusted to suit the individual needs. The unit can fire on : Drift, Time, Time After Drift.

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F

USB PC HELP

Extensive help is available on every item on the. The items available on the PC are :

  • Operating Data : Monitoring, Graphing
  • Calorimeter Parameters : Display, Change, Storing
  • Vessel Parameters : Display, Setting, Storing

Applicable To : CAL3K-AP , CAL3K-A , CAL3K-U , CAL3K-F