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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Laboratory of Fuels - AB251001
Title: Laboratory of Fuels
Guaranteed by: Department of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels (215)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/6, MC [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Staš Martin Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : B251001, N251005
Annotation -
Last update: Fialová Jana (10.05.2019)
Laboratory course complements the subject Fuel Analysis (B215003). The aim of the course is to teach students to determine different properties of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. The course starts in the third week of semester.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Fialová Jana (10.05.2019)

Students will be able to:

perform analyses of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels by selected methods,

prepare a laboratory protocol on the analysis.

Literature -
Last update: Staš Martin Ing. Ph.D. (16.10.2019)

ASTM and EN International standards provided by the lecturers.

Learning resources -
Last update: Staš Martin Ing. Ph.D. (16.10.2019)

Internal texts provided by the lecturers.

Syllabus -
Last update: Fialová Jana (10.05.2019)

The course consists of laboratory works, which are focused on fundamental analysis of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Students will complete a seminar on the principles of preparation of laboratory protocols and an introductory seminar on crude oil products. Student will also pass 10 selected laboratory works. Examples of laboratory works are listed below.

1. Distillation test and flash point of fuels.

2. Low-temperature properties of fuels.

3. Density of crude oil fractions.

4. Analysis of ethanol-gasoline blends.

5. Group-type analysis of middle distillates.

6. Determination of paramethers of heavy fuel oils.

7. Oxidation stability of diesel fuels.

8. Determination of water, ash a volatile combustibles in coal.

9. Determination of sulfur content in coal by Eschke method.

10. Low-temperature carbonization test of coal.

11. Basic analysis of gaseous fuels, calculation of HHV and LHV.

12. Elementary analysis of solid fuels, calcualtion of HHV and LHV from composition.

13. Determination of corrosion rate of bioethanol.

14. Determination of crystallisation point.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Fialová Jana (10.05.2019)

Students should have completed or enroll for the subject Fuel Analysis (B215003) in parallel.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Fialová Jana (10.05.2019)

The condition for completion of the course is the successful completion of all prescribed laboratory works. The overall mark is obtained as the arithmetic mean of the marks for each laboratory work. In the assessment of each laboratory work, following criteria are taken into account: the student's initial knowledge of the theoretical background of the work and work procedure verified by an initial examination, own work and the quality of the laboratory protocol.