Definitions for "Higher heating value"
Quantity of heat liberated by the complete combustion of a unit volume or weight of a fuel assuming that the produced water vapor is completely condensed and the heat is recovered; also known as gross calorific value. See lower heating value.
The amount of heat that is obtained when a specified amount of fuel is combusted with its stoichiometrically correct amount of air, both being at 15°C when combustion starts, and the products of combustion being cooled to 15°C before the heat release is measured (also called gross calorific value or gross heating value).
The maximum heating value of a fuel sample, which includes the calorific value of the fuel (bone dry) and the latent heat of vaporization of the water in the fuel. (See moisture content and net (lower) heating value, below.)