Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH3471 : Fuels and Combustion Laboratory {0-0-2 / 1}
Subject Nature : Practical
Coordinator : Prof. Pradip Chowdhury

Syllabus

1. Determination of composting of the supplied sample of Coal by Proximate Analysis
2. To find the effect of temperature on viscosity of the supplied liquid fuels using Red wood viscometer
3. To find the effect of temperature on viscosity of the supplied samples of lubricating oil using Engler’s viscometer
4. To find the Flash and Fire points of the supplied samples of liquid fuel using
(i) Pensky-Martens closed cup apparatus (b) Abel closed cup apparatus (c) Cleveland open cup apparatus
5. To find the Aniline point and Diesel Index of the supplied samples of liquid fuels
6. To find the Carbon Residue of the supplied sample of lubricating oil / oil mixture using Conradson apparatus
7. To find the moisture content of the supplied samples of liquid fuel / Crude oil using Dean and Stark apparatus
8. To find the Pour point and Solidification point of the supplied samples of liquid fuels
9. To find the Calorific value of liquid fuel using Bomb calorimeter (ash free basis)
10. To determine the Smoke Point of kerosene oil using Smoke Point Apparatus
11. To determine softening point of Bituminous materials using Ring and Ball apparatus
12. To determine the viscosity of peroleum products using Saybolt viscometer

Course Objectives

  1. The basic aim is to perform practical studies on various types of solid and liquid fuels for estimating their properties and subsequent interpretations.

Course Outcomes

The course has been arranged to demonstrate a wide range of experimental techniques to study fuel characteristics viz. solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. This course would acquaint students on the fundamental physical properties of various fossil fuels, their handling and safety protocols, industrial applications and possible improvements.

Essential Reading

  1. Samir Sarkar, Fuels and Combustion, Universities Press , 2009
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Supplementary Reading

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