The Model 510 BTU Meter measures as-received ash, moisture, heating value, and weight.
The measuring portion of the device, which consists of a source and detector assembly, is normally mounted on a feeder pipe. The detector is connected to an electronics enclosure housing an industrial computer which processes the detector signals and displays the measured results to the operator.
The BTU meter generates measurements every three seconds and averages the readings to produce ash and moisture, heating value, and weight/density values every minute. These values are made available to plant control systems through direct access to the system database or through analog and digital outputs provided with the system.