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The calorimeter is used to measure the heating value of various solid materials. Approximately 1 gram of sample is loaded into a sample crucible. The crucible is loaded in the "bomb" vessel which is then pressurized with oxygen. The sample burns, releasing heat which is measured by the unit.

Typical methods include

 ASTM method D 5865


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 Last Modified 9/24/14