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Measurement of the Calorific Value of Methane by Calorimetry Using Metal Burner

  • Joohyun LeeEmail author
  • Suyong Kwon
  • Wukchul Joung
  • Daeho Kim
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  1. Special Issue: Advances in Thermophysical Properties

Abstract

With the diversification of natural gas origins and variations in natural gas compositions, the accurate measurement of the calorific value of natural gas has become a very important issue for the gas industry and standardization. Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science is developing a standard gas calorimeter based on the isoperibolic technique. This work describes the details of the experimental apparatus and procedures of the developed gas calorimeter along with the measurement results for the superior calorific value of methane at \(25\,^{\circ }\hbox {C}\). A burner made of stainless steel was used for the first time in this type of calorimeter, and the potential application of a metal burner to a gas calorimeter was investigated. Eight measurements were performed, and the deviation from international standards was 0.16 %. The deviation was mainly caused by the measurement of the burned methane gas. The measurement results show that the metal burner may potentially be employed in a gas calorimeter.

Keywords

Metal burner Methane Natural gas Superior calorific value 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science under the project ‘Establishment of National Physical Measurement Standards and Improvements of Calibration/Measurement Capability’ Grant 17011046.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Thermometry, Division of Physical MetrologyKorea Research Institute of Standards and ScienceDaejeonRepublic of Korea

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