The CAL3K-A conforms to ASTM D240-09, ASTM D5865-12, ASTM D4809-13, ASTM E711-87, ISO 1928-2009, ISO 18125-2017, GB/T213-2008 and DIN 51900-2 international standards. The CAL3K bomb calorimeter uses the isothermal, adiabatic or isobatic calorimetry methods to measure temperature readings and to calculate the result in MJ, BTU or Calories.
The bomb is a self-locking and sealing bayonet vessel with built-in temperature sensors. The vessel is completely removable for easy sample management, cooling, cleaning and maintenance. Multiple vessels can be used in the same calorimeter, each with their own temperature calibration curves. Multiple vessels improve sample throughput and provides a higher redundancy. While one vessel is in the calorimeter, the other can be cooled and prepared with the next sample.
The CAL3K-A calorimeter interfaces with different devices, including PC ( PC Software ), Balance, Printer and Bluetooth (Wireless). The unit also integrates fully with software based laboratory and information management systems (LIMS) and has a statistical print output in addition to the real time output.
The oxygen bomb calorimeter and air cooler are operated together for effective routine sample determination, using 2 or more bomb vessels . It is imperative to use the air cooler for optimum results and faster throughput. The air cooler works in conjunction with the CAL3K-A and gets its cooling instructions from the CAL3K-A. This allows the air cooler to uniquely cool each bomb differently, should it be required. The coolest feature of the air cooler is the ambient temperature compensation, which allows for consistent fast cooling times regardless of the ambient temperature of the laboratory. The air cooler also displays the vessel temperature and the time until the bomb is ready to be used again, all this cooling for only 12 Watts!
The complete CAL3K-A oxygen bomb calorimeter system contains all the parts and consumables necessary to set up the unit. The installation kits included with the setup of the calorimeter contains consumables for approximately 200 samples, depending on the type of sample being analyzed (coal analysis, animal feed analysis). Corrosive and explosive (powder) samples increase the wear and tear on the consumables. Additional consumables can be purchased separately (and in bulk quantities) from our authorized agents.
The operation is user friendly and easy. Although the CAL3K has close to 100 keyboard commands, only the most used ones are visible without a password. Whenever something is missing (eg Mass), or something ‘unexpected’ happens, or the unit has performed a task, then the operator is informed. In addition a help function is available (F10) which explains the details.
EVENT LOGGING - The CAL3K-A has 63 event classifications and can store a maximum of 6800 logged events. The events can be retrieved via the PC interface and a summary is available on the printer port.
DEFAULT PARAMETER FIELDS - The CAL3K-A has one default parameter field for each mode and one experimental default mode for the user. The experimental mode can be changed via the PC interface. Note that the each operating mode requires a calibration.
FAULT AND FIELD TESTING CAPABILITY - The CAL3K-A and vessel each have a factory and a field test built in. The field test allows the operator/user to test the functionality without any instruments or special connections.