E2K Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter System
Please note the E2K Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter System has been discontinued and is no longer available. The CAL3K-F Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter System and CAL3K-S Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter System have replaced the unit.
We call the new upgraded version - Version 2. The system is middle of the range and available in a variety of system options to suit different customer options.
Digital Data Systems has upgraded the E2K bomb calorimeter system. The system now has full menu control. The system can operate fully without a PC and results can be printed directly to a RS232 printer. PC and software is optional, however the system is now fully operational without software. All menu functions can be done via the calorimeter. We call the new upgraded version - Version 2. The system is middle of the range and available in a variety of system options to suit different customer options. Please note that the E2K does not include the language option and some specifications may vary.
|General Features||Software Features|
|Full menu control||Software is optional, all menu functions can now be done via the calorimeter, no PC or software required|
|Intelligent operation support||User controlled access for setting vital parameters once|
|No PC or software required||Automatic result retrieval for selected and formatted|
|Very fast operation due to improved software||Filing, printing and other operator functions, including data export to common formats|
|Easy to maintain, self test for technicians and operators||Real time graphical vessel temperature display|
|Compact size||Alternative language management|
|Operation can be configured to suit every laboratory||English Windows Operating Software version ONLY|
|Rapid and accurate determinations||Real time clock setting|
|Capable of doing 6 CV samples per hour using two vessels and the E2K Water Cooler Unit||Vessel data viewing|
|Isothermal design using a waterless vessel (no bucket, spillage or measuring)||Grouped sample determinations and analysis|
|Large memory for storing more than 1000 determinations||High Speed communication for fast data retrieval|
|Automatic correction offering wire, cotton, spikes, etc.||Manual or automatic mass entry through the keyboard or balance interface|
|Easy to read LCD display in one standard (English) and one alternative language|
|Fully automatic calibration in BTU, CAL or MJ/Kg.|
|Calibrated sensors built into vessel wall|
|Intelligent vessel with fault diagnostics and microprocessor|
|Adjustable firing limits|
|High and low mass limits to avoid operator error|
|Interfaces to standard PS2 computer keyboard|
|Determination cycle adjustment|
|Acoustical warning for operator convenience|
|Auto incrementing 5 digit sample identification|
|Factory pre-setting parameters can be invoked from the keyboard|
|Extra 8 digit group identification can be used as a sample ID|
|Can print results directly without PC on standard 80 column serial printer with RS232 port|
|Real time clock for date/time stamping of all results|
|Pre-assembled optional cooler interface|
|Increased MTBF, approximately 10 years|
|Virtually maintenance free|
|Protected card for easy exchange|
E2K TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
|Power||50/ 60 Hz 90 - 260 VAC|
|Repeatability||0.1° (% RSD)|
|Calibration||Calibration Details per Calibration Curve. 10 Stored Calibration and Deviation Curves. Automatic Standard Deviation Calculations|
|Results per hour||6 Samples (with two vessels)|
E2K ADDITIONAL EXTRAS
The complete E2K System consists of : The E2K Calorimeter, E2K-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, CAL2K-4-KT Vessel Installation Kit.
- E2K-PCS - E2K Windows Operating Software on CD.
- CAL2K-PCC PC Cable (required for software)
- 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)
E2K COMPLETE SYSTEM
The complete E2K system consists of : The E2K Calorimeter, E2K-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 CAL2K-4-KT Vessel Installation Kit.
The E2K gives you options.
The CAL2K-1 Calorimeter can operate as either a stand-alone unit or via a PC.
The E2K Calorimeter System comes in three different system combinations : the standard system, minimum system and elite system.
The minimum E2K system consists of : 1 x E2K Calorimeter, 1 x E2K Calorimeter Installation Kit, 1 x CAL2K-3 Filling Station, 1 x CAL2K-3 Filling Station Installation Kit, 1 x CAL2K-4 Vessel and 1 x CAL2K-4 Vessel Installation Kit. The above option does not include the CAL2K-2 Cooler, reducing the number of samples per hour.
The Elite System
The elite E2K system consists of : 1 x E2K Calorimeter, 1 x E2K Calorimeter Installation Kit, 1 x CAL2K-2 Cooler, 1 x CAL2K-2 Cooler Installation Kit, 1 x CAL2K-3 Filling Station, 1 x CAL2K-3 Filling Station Installation Kit, 2 x CAL2K-4 Vessels and 2 x CAL2K-4 Vessel Installation Kits.
The above option includes the CAL2K-2 Cooler and includes 2 vessels, increasing the number of samples per hour to 10.
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).
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.
The E2K 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.
Air Cooler (Fan)
The e2k calorimeter can be used with a Fan Air Cooler, the e2k-FAN, however this is only applicable with the minimum system option. It takes approximately 20 minutes for the E2K Fan Air Cooler to bring the vessel temperature back to ambient temperature.
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- The Theory of Bomb Calorimetry
- CAL2K Calorimeter International Standards
- Bomb Calorimetry Methods
- CAL2K Application Notes
- Book a CAL2K Training Session
- View Calorimeter System Comparison
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- Download the E2K Technical Manuals
- Download the E2K Software
- Watch E2K Training Videos
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