ASTM D240 - Heat of Combustion of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels by Bomb Calorimeter (BTU)
We perform fuel quality testing by ASTM D240 to measure the BTU heat of combustion of a fuel; this determines the energy available from a fuel. ASTM D240 applies to liquid hydrocarbon fuels ranging in volatility from that of light ditillates to that of residual fuels. The heat of combustion is a measure of the energy available from a fuel. A knowledge of this value is essential when considering the thermal efficiency of equipment for producing either power or heat.
We also perform BTU testing by ASTM D3338, and IP 381. These different test methods use different instruments or procedures or are used for certain sample types. Click on the test method number to learn more about each test.
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Sample quantity required: 10 ml
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