The study of fossil fuels by thermal analysis can yield valuable information. For example TGA can be used for proximate analysis of coal
Calorific value determination of coal, coke and oil sources for power generation. Any powerstation that is burning coal, coke, oil, or SRD and RDF must know it’s energy value for deterining power generation. Parr calorimeters are a crucial tool for every day use for the analysis labs associated with power generation.