Click the ‘Search Fuels’ link. The link can be found on the welcome page, or for registered users in the menu box on the left hand of the screen. Your fuel search can be filtered by 3 categories.
- Select continent on the map to search all fuels commonly found in that continent. To unselect a continent, click again on it.
- The search can be further refined by using the dropdown ‘Country’ box to the right of the world map to filter by country. To unselect a country name, click on “Country Name” at the top of the dropdown list.
- Once you filtered by continent and/or country, click the yellow ‘Search’ button underneath the search categories. All results for your specified location will be presented in the Table at the bottom of the page.
- To search by classification use the filter underneath the world map. Fuels can be filtered by Type, Category/Family, Genus and form of biomass.
- To help you understand the classification developed by DPCleanTech and find the fuel you are looking for, please refer to the link “Fuels classification” on the bottom right hand corner of the classification search section.
- To search by name, type the name of your fuel in to the Fuel name box in the additional search category.
- The search by name will allow you to find all the fuels containing the series of characters you entered. The search will apply to the Name, Type, Category/Family and Genus of biomass.
- To search by parameter, first select your parameter: Cl% (dry basis), S% (dry basis) or LHV (as received basis). Then specify equal (=), equal or greater than (=>) or equal or lower than (=<). Then specify the value in the final box
Fuel Search Results
- Partial records are highlighted green – This means some of the parameters or information on this fuel is missing. What is missing?
- Complete records are highlighted blue – This means all the parameters and information is complete for this fuel ( proximate and ultimate analysis are available in as received, air dry and dry basis, ash elemental analysis is available)
- For registered user, personally added fuels are highlighted pink
- First identify the fuel you would like to analyze/compare from the search results table at the bottom of the ‘Fuel Search’ page. Click on the ‘tick’ box beside your chosen fuel. Then click the blue ‘Add to Fuel Analysis’ button at the bottom of the results table. Your selected fuel will appear in the ‘Fuel Analysis’ box on the left side of the page underneath the ‘Create Mix’ box.
- Once you are happy with the fuels in ‘Fuel Analysis’ , tick the small boxes beside the fuels you want to compare and click the ‘analyze/compare fuels’ button at the bottom of the box to generate the analysis and comparison results.
- To remove some fuels you have added to the “fuel analysis box”, tick the boxes beside the fuels you want to remove and click the “remove” button at the bottom of the box to remove them from the box.
Create a Fuel Mix
- Select fuels for mixing - First identify the fuel you would like to mix from the table of search results at the bottom of the ‘Search Fuels’ page. Select the fuel by clicking the ‘tick’ box to the left of the fuel. Then click the ‘Create Mix’ button on the bottom right of the results table. Your selected fuel will appear in the ‘Create Mix’ box on the left of your screen underneath your login information. Then repeat the process and select up to 3 fuels. All should appear in the “Create Mix’ box. To replace a fuel first remove it from the Create Mix’ box by selecting it and then click remove. After this you may replace it with a new fuel.
- Mixing – Select the fuels in the ‘Create Mix’ box that you would like to mix. Specify the % ratios in the adjacent box (must total 100%). Then click the blue ‘Mix’ button. The Mixed fuel sample will appear in ‘Fuel Analysis’ box underneath.
After searching your fuels and once you are happy with the fuels in the ‘Fuel Analysis’ box, click the ‘Analyze/Compare’ button at the bottom of the box to generate the analysis and comparison results page.
- Registered users will be able to see Proximate analysis graphs, Ultimate analysis graphs, Ash elemental analysis graphs, Fuel consumption graphs, Fouling analysis graphs, Corrosion analysis graphs.
- Guest users will be able to see Proximate analysis graphs, Ultimate analysis graphs, Ash elemental analysis graphs.
- ‘About the analysis’ button can be found above the graphs for each analysis results. This details further information about the analysis
- ‘About the samples’ button can be found above the graphs for each analysis results. This details further information about the sample
- Download full analysis – To download full analysis results in pdf format; Click the download link at the bottom of the analysis results page. Only registered users have access to this feature.
- Download partial analysis – To download results for each specific analysis sections. Use the horizontal grey bars to select your chosen analysis section, then Click the download link found at the bottom of that section. Only registered users have access to this feature.
My Space – Registered Users
- Registered Users will have access to all analysis results including ; fuel consumption graphs, fouling analysis graphs, corrosion analysis graph, which are not available to guest users.On top of this, they will be able to download the PDF of the partial analysis or the PDF of the total analysis. Registered users will also be able to add their own fuels and save their fuel analyses to come back to it later on.
- ‘MySpace’ section is only available to registered user. The page will automatically display on logging in. A link to the page can be found in the menu box on the left hand side of the page. The My Space page includes ‘My fuels’ (a summary of all the fuels added by the user), also detail all previous analyses and comparisons made by that user and access to their results.
- Add Fuels - – In the ‘MySpace’ section you can add your own biomass fuels by clicking on the ‘Add fuel’ link in the menu box on the left of the page. On the ‘Add fuels’ page you should fill as many of the parameters as possible, you will notice some boxes are required to be filled and these are marked with a red star. Fuelparameters can be input in ‘as received basis’ or ‘dry basis’ only, to simplify the input of new fuels.
Understand the properties of biomass fuels is the first step to achieving a technically and economically viable solution. To learn more about DPCleanTech solutions for biomass combustion contact us on our contact section on our website or at email@example.com