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.
 Thermal Conductivity Applications Bamboo Composites

Bamboo Composites

Investigating a sustainable, renewable and eco-friendly wood alternate, for use in buildings.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Ceramic Foam

Ceramic Foam

Investigating the effects of ceramic composition and pore size on the thermal properties of foams.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Fabric


Investigating the addition of aerogels to PVC to further their applications as a strong, wear resistant insulator.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Fur


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

 Thermal Conductivity Applications High Temperatures

High Temperatures

Testing the thermal and structural properties of a material while under a harsh heat stress.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Ice Rinks

Ice Rinks

The investigation of multiple concrete makeups, for maximal energy efficiency as an insulating layer in ice rinks.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Insulation


Maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing the thermal conductivity of an insulation by testing various configurations.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Insulation vs. Temperature

Insulation vs. Temperature

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 Thermal Conductivity Applications Insulation vs. Thickness

Insulation vs. Thickness

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

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Liquids


Determining the behaviour of liquids in microgravity environments, for their use in applications with astronauts.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Quality Control

Quality Control

Analyzing the numerous production methods and production qualities of metal foams.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Rubber


Investigating the process of rubber vulcanization, to increase its tolerance to physical strength and enhance its thermal conductivity.

Thermal Conductivity Customer Comment TPS 1500Hot Disk
TPS 1500

Dr. Warran Lineton

Federal-Mogul Motorparts

“Measuring anisotropic thermal properties over a range of temperatures is crucial in understanding heat flow during brake material manufacture. The TPS1500 enables us to measure the properties we need to ensure that our production processes are optimized.” 

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