System Comparison

Comparing the CAL2K, ECO, E2K, CAL3K-AP, CAL3K-A, CAL3K-U and CAL3K-F Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter Systems.


FEATURE ECO E2K CAL2K CAL3K-AP CAL3K-A CAL3K-U CAL3K-F
LIMS No No No 2 x via RS232, or Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes
Mass HEAP No No Yes No No No No
Balance Interface Yes Yes Yes, at 2.4KB Yes, from 1.2 to 38.4KB Yes, from 1.2 to 38.4KB Yes, 1.2 to 38.4KB Yes, from 1.2 to 38.4KB
Result Memory 1000 records +1000 records 2048 records, 131KB 1024 records, 262KB 1024 records 300 records 300 records
Temperature Resolution 0.000'01°C 0.000'01°C 0.000'01°C 0.000'001°C 0.000'001°C 0.000'001°C 0.000'001°C
Display 2 x 16 LCD 2 x 16 LCD 4 x 40 character LCD 4 x 40 character LCD 4 x 40 character LCD 4 x 40 character LCD 4 x 40 character LCD
Keyboard PC Type PS2 PC Type (Standard PS2) Limited, front panel, no ASKII, on-board QWERTY, External, PS2 QWERTY, External, PS2 QWERTY, External, PS2 QWERTY, External, PS2
Sample ID 5 characters 5 characters 6 characters 16 characters, auto-increment 16 characters, auto-increment 16 characters, auto-increment 16 characters, auto-increment
Group ID No 8 characters 8 characters 16 characters 16 characters 16 characters 16 characters
Vessel Record No No No Yes, unlimited Yes, unlimited Yes, unlimited
Real Time Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chassis Identification No No No Yes, number Yes, number Yes Yes
Calibration Single Single Normal replace, single or multiple Normal average & PC Normal average & PC Normal average & PC Normal, average & PC
History Calibration No No No Yes, up to 10 runs Yes, up to 10 runs Yes, up to 10 runs Yes, up to 10 runs
Units KJ, BTU, CAL KJ, BTU, CAL KJ, BTU, CAL KJ, BTU, CAL KJ, BTU, CAL KJ, BTU, CAL KJ, BTU, CAL
Result Compensation No No No Via PC (IntelCal), Default Via PC (IntelCal), Default Via PC, Default Yes
Result Validation No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vessel Pressure Monitor No No No Up to 100 bar No No No
Oxygen Filling External manual filling station External manual filling station External manual filling station Internal, Automatic Filling External manual filling station External manual filling station External manual filling station
De-Filling Manual Manual Manual Automatic Manual Manual Manual
Max Chassis Recording - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chassis Name No No No 20 characters, Bluetooth name 20 characters, Bluetooth name 20 characters 20 characters, Bluetooth name
Password No No User Security Manager Password, PC Password CAL3K & PC Password CAL3K & PC Password CAL3K & PC Password CAL3K & PC Password
Network Multiple Calorimeters No No Yes, up to 7 x CAL2K No No No No
Vessel Leak Monitor No No No Yes, flags result and warning No No No
Event Storage No No No ~6000 events ~6000 events ~3000 events ~3000 events
Event Types - - - ~70 different events ~70 different events ~70 different events ~80 different events
Event Classification - - - Operational & Technical Operational & Technical Operational & Technical Yes
Vessel Interchange No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vessel Lockout, Lock-In No No No Yes, Manual/Auto Linking Yes, Manual/Auto Linking Yes, Manual/Auto Linking Yes, Manual/Auto Linking
Sample Repeat Speed 40 min 10 min (water cooler) 25 min (air cooler) 7-8 min 4-6 min 4-5 min 8-10 min 5-7 min
Operator Time Per Test 5 min 2 min 2 min 2 min 2 min 1 min 1 min
Cooling Air Air/Water Water Air Air Air Air
Cooling Modes - - - Ambient/Fixed Ambient/Fixed Ambient/Fixed Ambient/Fixed
RSD 0.1 0.1 0.1 <0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Power Consumption 0-264 VAC 50/60 Hz 1W 0-264 VAC 50/60 Hz 1W 0-264 VAC 50/60 Hz 5W 0-264 VAC 12W 0-264 VAC 12W 12 VAC 6W 12 VAC 6W
Power Supply External 9V External 9V External 9V External 12V External 12V External 12V External 12V
Water Consumption Waterless Yes, re-circulating Yes, re-circulating None None None None
Repeatability 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% <0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Calorimeter Type Static Jacket Static Jacket Static Jacket (Isothermal) Dynamic, Isothermal, Adiabatic Dynamic, Isothermal, Adiabatic Dynamic Dynamic
Number of Vessels Limited (Up to 4) Limited (Up to 8) Unlimited (10+) Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Closure Type Screw Cap Screw Cap Screw Cap Bayonet Lid Bayonet Lid Bayonet Lid Bayonet Lid
Tests p/hour with 2 vessels 1 6 10 10+ 10+ 8+ 8+
Bomb Vessel Type Removable Removable Removable Removable Removable Removable Removable
Oxygen Filling Semi-Automatic Semi-Automatic Semi-Automatic Fully Automatic Semi-Automatic Semi-Automatic Semi-Automatic
Bomb Vessel Washing Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Printer Connection RS232 RS232 RS232 RS232 RS232 RS232 RS232
Balance Connection RS232 RS232 RS232 RS232 RS232 RS232 RS232
Environmental 10-40°C 10-40°C 10-40°C 5-40°C 5-40°C 5-40°C 5-40°C
Printing of Results Via PC Software Print without PC on standard printer Via PC Software Via PC Software Via PC Software Via PC or RS232 Via PC or RS232
PC Software Limited Limited Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced
Correction Factors 1 2 2 8 8 8 8
Mass Entry Auto & Manual Auto & Manual Auto & Manual Auto & Manual Auto & Manual Auto & Manual Auto & Manual
CE/TUV Certificate Yes Yes Yes Yes (Pending) Yes (Pending) Yes (Pending) Yes (Pending)
Vessel Determinations 5000 5000 5000 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Spiking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Self Testing No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity RS232 RS232 Multi-drop RS232 port at 9.6KB USB 2.0, 2 x RS232 at 115.2KB for wireless Bluetooth USB 2.0, 2 x RS232 at 115.2KB for wireless Bluetooth USB 2.0, 2 x RS232 @ 115.2KB USB 2.0, 2 x RS232 @ 115.2KB
Stats No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Printing No No No Yes, D1 port, 1.2 to 115.2KB Yes, D1 port, 1.2 to 115.2KB Yes, D1 port, 1.2 to 115.2KB
Moisture Compensation No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Food Fibre Compensation No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
LIMS No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Result Approval No No No Yes, Keyboard or PC Yes, Keyboard or PC Yes, Keyboard or PC Yes, Keyboard or PC
Real Time Printout No No No Yes, Optional Customer and Parameter Header Yes, Optional Customer and Parameter Header Yes, Optional Customer and Parameter Header Yes, Optional Customer and Parameter Header
Gelatine Capsule Yes Yes Yes
Compensation
Spiking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

*Please note that specifications are subject to change at any time. Please consult your agent.

**Please read the instruction manual provided with your product carefully when operating the system.