Calorific value For any industrial engineer, this term would be used in their daily vocabulary. But what really is calorific value? It’s defined as the total amount of heat liberated when a unit mass of fuel is burned completely. It’s used to determine the efficiency of the fuel.

Calorific value is very important in our daily lives. The food that you consume also has a calorific value calculated in calories. They provide energy for our daily activity. Therefore, you can imagine the importance it possess in all our daily lives. Now imagine for an industry manufacturing tons of product daily. The amount of energy it requires to meet the demand is humungous.

Therefore, fuel is a major factor determining the production capabilities of an industry. Thus, its prudent that the right fuel matters. It can either make or break the industry. If you’re thinking of a better fuel, we’ve got you covered. What better fuel than LPG to help you fulfill the growing demand in a cost effective way not only in terms of calorific value but also in other ways. How? Scroll down to find out more.

Calorific Value

LPG has an all-time higher calorific value while compared with Liquid fuel. This means for heating the same batch of materials you need to burn more FO compared to LPG. Also, with FO there is no possibility of direct heating while with LPG that is a possibility.

Cost Effective

Liquid fuel might be the cheaper fuel but it tends to damage the machine parts majorly through oxidation and sulphuric acid formation. In the long run, this will prove costly for the machine maintenance. Also it can affect the product during applications such as heat treatment where rejection rate tends to be higher. While, the same is not the case with LPG as it enjoys close to complete combustion and has negligible amount of Sulphur.

Sludge formation

In case of Liquid fuel, especially during long storage, the asphaltene particles tend to flocculate and settle down as sludge. This in turn chokes the pipelines, nozzles, burners etc. However, with LPG that will never happen.

Preheating of Fuel

Preheating of fuel is required to maintain the viscosity that leads to energy waste and extra cost. In addition, the preheating time is also huge. This kind of issues will not exist with LPG because it’s a cleaner burning fuel.

These are just a few of the clear advantage that LPG possess over other fuels. For more information submit an Online Enquiry