Thermal Conductivity Applications

3D Printed Materials

Measuring the thermal conductivity of 3D printed filament materials

GHFM-02, guarded heat flow meter, Polymers

Acetone and Heptane

Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of Acetone and Heptane using MP-2 with THW-L3 sensor.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Liquids

Aerogel

Investigating the thermal properties of aerogel blankets – the lowest thermally conductive material known to all solids.

HFM-100, heat flow meter, Insulation

Aerogel and Sodium Sulfate

Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of Aerogel and Sodium Sulfate using MP-2 with THW-L3 sensor.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Food Phase Change Materials

Aerogel Blanket

Thermal conductivity of Aerogel insulation of 9.58 mm thick from Aspen Aerogels was measured with the Thermtest HFM-25

HFM-100, HFM-25, Thermal Effusivity vs Moisture - Two Fabrics, heat flow meter, Insulation

Aerogel Tiles

Thermal Conductivity of Aerogel Tiles Measured by Steady-State vs. Transient Techniques

HFM-100, HFM-25, Thermal Effusivity vs Moisture - Two Fabrics, heat flow meter, Insulation

Ambient Density Powders

Measuring the thermal conductivity of ambient density powders with varying mean particle size.

THW-L1, transient hot wire, Nanomaterials

Aqueous Sugar Solutions

Measuring varying concentrations of aqueous sugar solutions at room temperature with the Thermtest THW-L3 sensor.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Liquids

Carbon Black Nanofluids

Investigating the Thermal Conductivity and Viscosity of Carbon Black Heat Transfer Nanofluids

THW-L2, transient hot wire, Nanomaterials

Ceramics

Measuring the thermal conductivity of mullite ceramic and glass ceramic samples with TLS 150mm sensor at room temperature.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Composites

Ceramics

Discovering the heat resistant and insulative nature of ceramics, through thermal conductivity testing.

TLS-100, transient line source,

Comparison of Salt-Water Mixtures

A comparison of the experimental data of salt-water mixture using THW method.

THW-L1, transient hot wire, Liquids

Concrete Materials

A comparison of a volume measured via steady-state (GHFM) vs. transient (TPS) for heterogeneous materials

GHFM-01, Pastes, , Composites

DIUF Water

Thermal Conductivity of Deionized Ultra-filtered (DIUF) Water with the THW-L2 Transient Hot Wire

THW-L2, transient hot wire, Liquids

DIUF Water at Various Temperatures

Measuring the thermal conductivity of deionized ultra-filtered (DIUF) water over various temperatures with THW-L3 sensor placed in a dry bath.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Liquids

Fabric and Memory Foam

Thermal effusivity of multiple layers and force on a polyester cotton water repellent fabric and memory foam.

TPS-EFF, transient plane source thermal effusivity, Fabric

Food Phase Change Materials

Thermal conductivity measurements of the coconut oil and chocolate chips phase change materials.

THW-L1, transient hot wire, PCM

Four Concrete Samples

Measuring the four concrete samples at room temperature with the TLS 50 mm needle

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Construction

Four viscous fluid

Thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity values of four viscous fluids: glycerol, 10W-30 oil, transmission fluid and water

THW-L1, transient hot wire, Liquids

Fresh and Used Engine Oils

The thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and volumetric specific heat of both fresh and used engine oil samples

THW-L1, transient hot wire, Liquids

Fur

Determining the thermal conductivity of animal fur for its comparison to an animal friendly faux-fur.

HFM-100, heat flow meter, Insulation

Insulation vs. Temperature

Investigating the heat resistance of fibrous glass boards at various temperatures.

HFM-100, heat flow meter, Insulation

Insulation vs. Thickness

Does thickness have an effect on the insulative capabilities of extruded polystyrene?

HFM-100, heat flow meter, Insulation

Isopropanol

Thermal Conductivity measurements of the Isopropanol sample showing all the measurement runs, first 20°C to -110°C and -110°C to 20°C.

THW-L1, transient hot wire, Liquids

Leather and Cloth

Measuring the thermal effusivity of vehicle leather and cloth at four different temperature points using TPS-EFF sensor.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Automotive

Memory Foam with Compression Force

Testing Thermal effusivity of Memory Foam with a compression force of 1lb and 2lb

TPS-EFF, transient plane source thermal effusivity, Fabric

Motor Oil

Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of Motor Oil using MP-2 with THW-L3 sensor.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Automotive

Motor Oil in Sample Bag

liquids in sample bags were measured for thermal effusance using a TPS-EFF meter and compared to their corresponding value in the materials database

TPS-EFF, transient plane source thermal effusivity, Fluids

Multi-Purpose Grease

Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of Multi-Purpose Grease using MP-2 with THW-L3 sensor.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Automotive

Natural Wood vs. Synthetic Wood Flooring

A comparison of apparent thermal effusivity values of natural wood and synthetic wood flooring samples.

TPS-EFF, transient plane source thermal effusivity, Flooring

NIST1450D

Measurement of NIST 1450D (Fibrous Glass) with the Heat Flow Meter-100 (HFM-100)

HFM-100, heat flow meter, Insulation

Nylon-66 and UHMWPE

Measuring the thermal conductivity of polymer samples with TLS 150mm sensor at room temperature.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Polymers

Paraffin Wax

Measuring the thermal conductivity of Paraffin Wax Phase Change Materials (PCM) using THW-L1

THW-L1, transient hot wire, Liquids

PCM AC-1200 with THW-L3

Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of PCM Fluid Sample AC-1200 using MP-2 with THW-L3 sensor.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Fluids

PCM Fluid AC1200

The thermal conductivity measurements of PCM sample AC-1200, a microencapsulated phase-change material used in bedding textiles.

THW-L1, transient hot wire, Liquids

Polyurethane Rubber and Foam

Measuring the thermal effusivity of polyurethane rubbers and foam with the Thermtest TPS-EFF sensor.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Fabric

Pure Nickel Anti-Seize

Measuring the thermal conductivity of pure nickel anti-seize & lubricating compound using MP-2 with TLS 100mm needle.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Pastes

Salty Water and Ethylene glycol

Measuring Water and Ethylene Glycol mixtures with Salt using MP-2 with THW-L3 sensor.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Liquids

Salty Water Mixtures

An experiment on pure water and 6 saline water mixture samples were measured for their thermal conductivity values using THW-L2.

THW-L2, transient hot wire, Liquids

Sand

A comparison of thermal effusivity values of sand with a touch time of 10 seconds and the value obtained from the Thermtest Materials Database.

TPS-EFF, transient plane source thermal effusivity, Thermal Effusance

Silicone 120 Thermal Paste

Measuring the thermal conductivity of Silicone 120 Thermal Paste with TLS 50mm and TLS 100mm needles.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Pastes

Snow

A look into the effect of compaction on the thermal conductivity of snow.

TLS-100, transient line source, Geological

Softwood

A look into the thermal conductivity of softwood, for use in construction.

HFM-100, heat flow meter, Construction

Soil

Evaluating the thermal conductivity of varying soil moisture for applications in construction and agriculture fields.

TLS-100, transient line source, Geological

Solvents

Thermal conductivities of four commonly used solvents that have similar physical properties.

THW-L2, transient hot wire, Liquids

SR-1 Fluid at Varying Concentrations

Measuring varying concentrations of SR-1 fluid at room temperature with the THW-L3 sensor

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Fluids

Surface Area of Tiles

Testing the thermal effusivity of three flooring samples of varying roughness

TPS-EFF, transient plane source thermal effusivity, Flooring

Thermal Effusivity vs Compression

Testing the Thermal Effusivity of mattress foam using TPS-EFF at different compression levels.

TPS-EFF, transient plane source thermal effusivity, Fabric

Thermal Effusivity vs Moisture

Thermal Effusivity of fabric for bulletproof vests at different moisture levels.

TPS-EFF, transient plane source thermal effusivity, Fabric

Thermal Effusivity vs Moisture - Two Fabrics

Measuring Thermal Effusivity vs Moisture with TPS-EFF – Comparing the Performance of Two Different Fabrics

TPS-EFF, transient plane source thermal effusivity, Fabric

Thin silicone rubber

Measuring the thermal conductivity and thermal resistance of thin silicone rubber sheets samples.

GHFM-02, guarded heat flow meter, Polymers

TPS Methods Comparison

A comparison of thermal effusivity measurement of various materials using TPS-EFF and MTPS instrument

TPS-EFF, transient plane source thermal effusivity, Thermal Effusance

Wall Insulation

Investigating the Thermal Conductivity of Batt Insulation using the Thermtest Heat Flow Meter

HFM-100, heat flow meter,

Water

Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Water under back pressure of 3 bars and comparison data as calculated in the REFPROP database.

THW-L1, transient hot wire, Liquids

Water and Ethylene Glycol

Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of Water and Ethylene Glycol using MP-2 with THW-L3 sensor.

MP-2, Measurement Platform, Liquids

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