CAL2K Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter System

The CAL2K system is the most advanced, fully automatic calorimeter available today. The result of years of research with dedicated engineers employing the latest state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials. The CAL2K system is the most advanced, fully automatic calorimeter available today. The result of years of research with dedicated engineers employing the latest state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials.

The CAL2K is easy to use and has special features which places it in a league of its own. Accuracy is guaranteed with microprocessors that use self-correcting processes, exceeding the standard requirements of DIN, ASTM and ISO. Its ability to interface with a personal computer, ensures preferred results with display, data printouts and connectivity across a network. The CAL2K has been designed for the high volume market and is most suitable for customers running 10 or more CV samples per day.

CAL2K Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter | DDS Calorimeters
CAL2K Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter | DDS Calorimeters
CAL2K Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter | DDS Calorimeters
CAL2K Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter | DDS Calorimeters
CAL2K Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter | DDS Calorimeters
CAL2K FEATURES
Feature Description
Easy to maintain Easy to maintain, self system test for technicians.
Compact Size. Fits Almost Anywhere. Compact Size - able to fit more systems into a standard laboratory.
Fully Automatic Operation. Fully automatic operation - temperature readings and calculations are done for you.
Network up to 7 Calorimeters Possible to network up to 7 calorimeters.
Rapid. Accurate. Rapid and accurate determinations.
10 Samples Per Hour 10 samples per hour using the CAL2K Cooler and 2 Bomb Vessels.
Waterless Vessel Isothermal design using a waterless patented vessel. No bucket, no spillage, no measuring.
More Memory. More Determinations. Large memory for storing more than 2000 determinations, including operating conditions and user statistics.
Automatic Correction Automatic correction for firing wire, cotton, spikes, etc.
Automatic Calibration Fully automatic calibration, with 10 calibrations per vessel for standard deviation.
Calibrated Sensors Calibrated sensors built into vessel wall.
Optional Spiking Can use spiking for hard to combust samples.
Intelligent "SMART" Vessel Intelligent SMART vessel with fault diagnostics and calorific processor.
Pre-Programmed Vessel Vessels are pre-programmed for 5000 determination cycles before inspection.
Firing Limits Adjustable firing limits set per vessel.
High and Low Mass Limits
Determination Cycle Adjustment
Precise and reproducible determination of gross calorific values according to ISO 1928, DIN 51900 and BS1016:105.
CAL2K TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Technical Specifications Description
Connectivity Multi-drop RS232 port at 9.6KB
LIMS No
Mass HEAP Yes
Balance Interface Yes, at 2.4KB
Result Memory 2048 records, 131KB
Temperature Resolution 0.000'01C
Display 4 x 40 character LCD
Keyboard Limited, front panel, no ASKII, onboard
Sample ID 6 characters
Group ID 8 characters
Vessel Record No
Real Time Yes
Chassis Identification No
Calibration Normal replace, single or multiple
History Calibration No
Units KJ, BTU, CAL
Result Compensation No
Result Validation No
Vessel Pressure Monitor No
Oxygen Filling External Manual Filling Station
De-Filling Manual
Max Chassis Recording -
Chassis Name No
Password Protection User Security Manager Password, PC Password
Network Multiple Calorimeters Yes, up to 7 x CAL2K
Vessel Leak Monitor No
Event Storage No
Event Types -
Event Classification -
Vessel Interchange No
Vessel Lockout, Lock-in No
Sample Repeat Speed 7-8min
Operator Time Per Test 2min
Cooling Water
Cooling Modes -
RSD 0.1
Power Consumption 0-264 VAC 50/60Hz 5W
Power Supply External 9V
Water Consumption Yes, re-circulating
Repeatability 0.1%
Calorimeter Type Static Jacket (Isothermal)
Number of Vessels Unlimited (10+)
Closure Type Screw Cap
Tests per hour with 2 vessels 10
Bomb Vessel Type Removable
Oxygen Filling Semi-Automatic
Bomb Vessel Washing Manual
Printer Connection RS232
Balance Connection RS232
Environmental 10-40C
Printing of Results Via PC Software
PC Software Advanced
Correction Factors 2
Mass Entry Auto & Manual
CE/TUV Certificate Yes
Vessel Determinations 5000
Spiking Yes
Self Testing No
CAL2K ADDITIONAL EXTRAS

The complete CAL2K system consists of : The CAL2K-1 Calorimeter, CAL2K-1-KT Calorimeter Installation Kit, CAL2K-2 Cooler, CAL2K-2-KT Cooler Installation Kit, CAL2K-3 Filling Station, CAL2K-3-KT Filling Station Installation Kit, CAL2K-4 Vessel and the CAL2K-3-KT Vessel Installation Kit.

Additional Extras

CAL2K Interconnection Cable (required only when networking units)

Regulator - High Pressure Oxygen Regulator (required and MUST be supplied before installation)

Items To Source

Balance (recommended Sartorius Balance CP64 equivalent)

Water Tap Connection

PC with Windows 98/2000/NT4.0 installed (required only if running software - a PC is not required to operate the unit)

CAL2K COMPLETE SYSTEM

The complete CAL2K system consists of : The CAL2K-1 Calorimeter, CAL2K-1-KT Calorimeter Installation Kit, CAL2K-2 Water Cooler, CAL2K-2-KT Cooler Installation Kit, CAL2K-3 Filling Station, CAL2K-3-KT Filling Station Installation Kit, CAL2K-4 Vessel and the CAL2K-4-KT Vessel Installation Kit.

CAL2K Calorimeter

The CAL2K-1 Calorimeter can operate as either a stand-alone unit or via a PC.

When operating as a stand-alone unit it is operated via the keyboard and all relevant information is displayed on the LCD Display. Up to 7 Calorimeters can be connected as a network with or without a PC.

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The CAL2K-4 Vessel

The CAL2K-4 Vessel is the first of its kind and is the heart of the CAL2K System.

Its sophisticated design allows the temperature to be measured to five decimal places in degrees Celsius. The vessel is an intelligent (SMART) vessel with a microprocessor built into its base. The vessel is capable of : firing counts, identification, memory and reconditioning data.

The vessel is the combustion chamber. It is made of stainless steel and tested up to a pressure of 300 atmospheres (4200psi).

CAL2K Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter Vessel
The CAL2K Filling Station

The Filling Station is designed to fill the vessel with oxygen to 3Mpa.

The filling rate is controlled so as not to disrupt the sample in the crucible. The Filling Station is extremely easy to operate and requires minimal adjustments and maintenance.

CAL2K Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter - Manual Filling Station
The CAL2K Water Cooler

The unit is designed to reduce the temperature of a recently fired vessel, obtained from the calorimeter, to ambient temperature in 2-3 minutes.

Solid state cooling is used and the hot junction of the peltier elements is cooled by a continuous trickle of water from the mains water supply.

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Animal Feed Research

Food calories are measured in KJ/g, the same as combustible calories. However, the process is different, although the outcome is the same : KJ/g or heat, or calories. Animal feed stock relies on the animal digestion (conversion). A calorimeter burns the lot and measures the released heat. Then a calorimeter can't be used to measure feed stock?

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Coal & Coke Analysis

The coal industry is the traditional application of calorimeters because coal has a variety of properties, apart from being black. If the coal is used for steam generation then the calorific value is of paramount importance. The calorific value, short CV, is a measure of how much heat can be extracted from it.

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Explosives Analysis

Only explosives which can be ignited by heat from the calorimeter's firing circuit can be tested in the oxygen calorimeter. Then very minute/small quantities are used for analysis. The calorific value of an explosive is not very high, but the burning speed is.

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Fuel Analysis

As a general rule, volatile fuels are measured very seldom because they are very consistent. However, if the fuel absorbs water, then frequent analysis is called for. Volatile fuel such as alcohol must be prevented from evaporating during the handling process that is from weighing to ignition of the sample.

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Food & Nutrition Analysis

Here is an example of food calories from www.scientificamerican.com. As the article says : "The method of using a combustion calorimeter to measure food calories is not frequently used today. However, after some considerations it can, and is, used today for checking the production quality of food." Let's look at the details.

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Oil Analysis

Oils are a non-volatile substance. In general they are not measured frequently because they are very consistent and uniform. Other oil properties are more important than the calorific value, such as taste or viscosity. If an oil is measured in an oxygen calorimeter, then the procedure would be the same as a solid substance.

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Universities

Simple, we at Digital Data Systems (DDS) have been making calorimeters for the last 40 years. We have a wealth of technical knowledge and calorimeter experience second to none. We are continuously improving our systems with the latest technology as it becomes available, allowing the students to work on a cost effective, easy to use...

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Waste Product Analysis

Heating energy is being dumped on our municipal landfill sites. Our landfill sites are being clogged by plastic waste, which battle to bio-degrade over time. Alternative options for managing plastic waste has been identified as mechanical recycling, cement kilns, power station and energy recovery by incineration. Having plastic on landfill sties should be the last option.

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