Fuel testing services PRICES ARE AVAILABLE IN CALCULATION → HERE Laboratory Burning part of ash Unburned amount of fuel in ashes is determined using gravimetric method. Preparation of sample for fuel testing Mixing, shredding, drying and splitting of fuel by size fractions regarding of LVS EN 14780 standart. Moisture content Determination of moisture content in fuel using oven accordingly LVS EN ISO 18134-1,2,3. Laboratory is accredited in Latvian National Accreditation Bureau (LNAB) accordingly to standart LVS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements. LNAB registration No. LATAK-T-559-00-2017. Ash content for dry mass (550 °C) Ash content is determined using muffle furnace Nabertherm and analytical scales Precisa accordingly LVS EN ISO 18122. Laboratory is accredited in Latvian National Accreditation Bureau (LNAB) accordingly to standart LVS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements. LNAB registration No. LATAK-T-559-00-2017. Calorific value (gross and low) Calorific value is determined using calorimeter system IKA C200 and C2000 accordingly to LVS EN 14918. Laboratory is accredited in Latvian National Accreditation Bureau (LNAB) accordingly to standart LVS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements. LNAB registration No. LATAK-T-559-00-2017. Fine content (<3.15 mm) Distribution of particle size determination for un compressed fuel. 1st part: method of oscillating sieve with sieve openings starting from 3.15 mm and bigger ones. LVS EN ISO 17827-1:2016 Volume density Determination of volume density for solid fuel LVS EN ISO 17828:2016 Mechanical durability of pellets According to Solid biofuels – Determination of mechanical durability of pellets and briquettes – Part 1: Pellets LVS EN ISO 17831-1:2016 Ash melting temperature According to Solid biofuels – Method for the determination of ash melting behaviour – Part 1: Characteristic temperatures method LVS CEN/TS 15370-1:2007 Sampling According to Solid biofuels – Sampling LVS EN 18135:2017 Preparation of samples According to Solid biofuels – Sample preparation LVS EN ISO 14780:2017 All services Services of testing boilers Concentration of CO, NOx, O2 and CO2 in flue gas, flue gas temperature. For pellet boiler in laboratory according to LVS EN 303-5 Measurement is done using flue gas analyzer Testo 350. Client’s boiler is installed in laboratory of Institute of Energy Systems and Environment and connected to a boiler testing stand. Concentration of CO, NOx, O2 and CO2 in flue gas, flue gas temperature. For firewood boiler or oven according to LVS EN 13240 Measurement is done using flue gas analyzer Testo 350. Client’s boiler is installed in laboratory of Institute of Energy Systems and Environment and connected to a boiler testing stand. Concentration of CO, NOx, O2 and CO2 in flue gas, flue gas temperature. For pellet boiler outside of laboratory according to LVS EN 12952-15 Measurement is done at the client using flue gas analyzer Testo 350. Concentration of CO, NOx, O2 and CO2 in flue gas, flue gas temperature. For firewood boiler or oven according to LVS EN 12952-15 Measurement is done at the client using flue gas analyzer Testo 350. Boiler efficiency, distribution of heat loss Also the following services are required for services: The flue gas composition and temperature; Fuel low heat value; Fuel moisture; Temperature on the surface of boiler; Parameters as temperature, moisture. Likewise it’s necessary to date measurements of heat meter. Temperature on the bolier surface (termography) Measurement is done using thermograph Testo 881. Concentration of solid particles in flue gas Measurement is done using equipment Tecora Isostack according to LVS ISO 9096:2006 L. Measurement of flow velocity in the flue gas Measurement is done using equipment Testo 350. Preparation of calculations and reports for testing boilers Report includes: Comprehensive information about tested boiler; Description of used method; Description of used equipment; Results of measurements; Certificates of equipments. Services of material and product testing Thermal conductivity According to LVS ISO 8301-2001-A1-2011 Thermal insulation. Thermal resistance and determination of related properties in steady conditions. Device of thermal flow measurement. Determination of hygrothermal properties of materials Testing of materials in climate chamber, simulating different types of impact of environment on them. Services of biosystem laboratory Tests of biomethane potential (BMP) Measurements are made in small volumes (100 ml), average volumes and bioreactores (5L and 135L) with continious monitoring of environmental conditions and gas composition. BMP test takes 20-30 days, in the future results are planned to get faster, using mathematical models. Kinetics of biogas and biomethane formation Anaerobic fermentation is possible to do in bioreactors (5L and 135L), in real conditions researching optimal relation of raw materials, regimes of injection, changes of gas composition, pH stability, withstanding time of optimal substrate and other parameters. Composition analysis of gas and envioronment/digestate fermentation Concentrations of gas, volatile fatty acids, long chain fatty acids are analyzed during measurements, to determine processes in bioreactor. Determination of heavy metals in substrate and digestate (planned) It’s possible to determine both heavy metals in substrate and digestate (also other briought in samples from client ) and its method efficiency of concentration reduction. Services of Solar energy systems laboratory Modeling of Solar and thermal accumulation systems Modeling of solar and thermal accumulation and improvement, using modeling programs. Our services and equipment In USE SCIENCE system UseScience system was developed to catalogue, record and locate the kit effectively and to make it available for users. UseScience contains laboratory equipment, ICT and specialist tools. Information of RTU IESE services and equipment is available HERE. Consultations Consultations about different topics: fuel, combustion processes, flue gasses, testing of boiler, energy efficiency of buildings and technologies, Solar systems, thermal accumulation systems, biogas and biomethane, bioeconomy, bioresources, cleaner production, waste recycling and other topics. Training seminars Training seminars for local authorities and entrepreneurs We develop training modules according to client requirements. So far, training seminars have been held on heat supply systems, biogas, biotechnology, energy efficiency of buildings and other topics.