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Thermal conductivity plays a large part within the construction industry. Fire protection and resistance are two crucial components when constructing safe buildings. Protective intumescent coatings and fire resistant materials, such as concrete, can be used in the building process to increase safety. Asphalt, a common road constructive material, can reach a temperature high during the day which can cause deformations in the structure of the road. To overcome this hurdle, scientists are looking into improving the thermal properties of asphalt, by adding phase change materials to minimize the asphalt’s temperature increases. Safety improvements to building materials and thermal conductivity tests, such as those mentioned above would not have been possible without Hot Disks thermal conductivity instruments.
TPS 2500 S
“We upgraded to the Hot Disk TPS over a previously used modified transient method, which required onerous calibration. We have found the Hot Disk to have superior capabilities and easy to use. It has been an important part of our research efforts for the measurement of thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity. We have grown to rely on the Hot Disk for a wide variety of projects from thermal management in space suits to nano-enhanced heat transfer fluids.”