Determining the Thermal Conductivity of Various Insulations
Insulating materials are available in various shapes, sizes and prices, and the quality of the material can vary drastically, based on those variables. Whether insulating a building, the human body or electrical wires, insulating materials are a vital component to maintaining thermal efficiency. In the construction industry, maintaining thermal efficiency, whether hot or cold, is a top priority. Not only has insulation for construction projects been heavily researched recently, clothing and textiles have also been a hot topic over the past several years. Maximizing the thermal insulation capability of a material can be done by minimizing thermal conductivity. With the help of Hot Disk thermal conductivity instruments, researchers can test and analyze insulation materials for their thermal capabilities and fully understand their thermal properties.