28 March 2017

What is calorific value

In this article, we have to discuss the calorific value and different types of units of calorific value and some basic information about that. First of all, we want to know 

What is calorific value?

  • The calorific value of a fuel is the total quantity of heat liberated when a unit mass of the fuel is burnt completely. 
Units of calorific value :

Units of calorific value is calories per gram or kilocalories per kg this both used mostly in case of solid or liquid fuel.
In the case of gaseous fuels the unit used is kilocalorie per meter.
It is usually denoted by joules per kilogram.

Calorific value mainly two types :
  1. Higher or gross calorific value 
  2. Lower or net calorific value