Lower heating value (LHV)
Energy contained in a fuelTheoretic quantity of the energy contained in a combustible item, more precisely the "LHV," designates the quantity of heat given off through combustion by a unit of mass of the product (1kg) in standard conditions.
The higher the LHV, the better the product burns.
Calorific value and energy densityThe norm 14961-1 informs about the calcul modes of the net calorific value on different basis and of the energy density as received:
- net calorific value on oven-dry biofuel (dry basis, on dry material),
- net calorific value as received (wet biofuel),
- energy density as received (in megawathour (MWh) per unit of apparent volume - apparent volume mass and moisture content are measured or estimated-).
This biomass moisture meter allows to measure water content and temperature of wood chips, barks, plant pellets, wood shavings, sawdust, miscanthus or corn cob.
With its hammer probe or special probes, this moisture meter allows to measure water content of round wood, split logs, wood chips, sawdust, pellets, hay, straw and cellulose bales.
Solid biomass energy efficiency
"pricing depends on the measured moisture content"