Applications using the Hot Disk TPS

The Hot Disk Transient Plane Source (TPS) technique allows for precise thermal conductivity measurement of materials ranging in thermal conductivities from 0.005 to 1800 W/m∙K. This instrument is capable of measuring bulk and directional thermal properties of solids, liquids, pastes and powders.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Anisotropic Polymers

Anisotropic Polymers

Determining the Thermal Conductivity of Anisotropic Polymer Composites using the Hot Disk TPS.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Asphalt

Asphalt

Testing the thermal properties of various phase change materials for their addition to asphalt for uses in the construction industry.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Automotive

Automotive

Testing the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of automotive components, to predict failures in materials such as rubber.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Bamboo Composites

Bamboo Composites

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

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Batteries

Batteries

Researching recycled products as a potential additive in the fabrication of clay bricks, for use in external wall construction.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Ceramic Bricks

Ceramic Bricks

Researching recycled products as a potential additive in the fabrication of clay bricks, for use in external wall construction.

 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 Composites

Composites

Evaluating the combination of two or more materials to create a more physically stable and thermally desirable end product.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Concrete

Concrete

Investigating the thermal properties of fly ash as an environmentally friendly replacement of cement in concrete.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Deep Sea Plate Tectonics

Deep Sea Plate Tectonics

Analyzing temperature readings and rock samples from areas surrounding tectonic plates, to understand earthquakes.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Disk Brakes

Disk Brakes

Altering the composition of brakes to enhance their thermal performance and minimize wear rates.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Dry Wood

Dry Wood

Determining the effects of anisotropy on the thermal conductivity of both green and oven-dried wood.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Fabric

Fabric

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

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Fire Protection

Fire Protection

Providing insight on safer housing; enhancing novel protective coatings to maximize fire resistance in building materials.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Fuel Cell Diffusion Media

Fuel Cell Diffusion Media

Creating an energy efficient and economically friendly alternative to fossil fuels.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Geothermal

Geothermal

Using the Earth’s energy to regulate the internal temperature of our homes.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Graphite Sheets

Graphite Sheets

A thermal conductive review of pyrolytic graphite sheets, for their use in many Panasonic electronics as heat spreaders.

 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 Infrastructure Improvement

Infrastructure Improvement

Determining the effect of North American seasons on concrete infused with new phase change materials.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications In-Situ & Quality Control

In-Situ & Quality Control

Monitoring the quality of a product over time, by testing thermal conductivity, diffusivity, and homogeneity.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Insulation

Insulation

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

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Liquids

Liquids

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

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Liquids Quality Control

Liquids Quality Control

Using thermal conductivity testing to identify the fat percentage in milk samples.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Metals

Metals

Testing the thermal conductivity of various metals for their potential uses as cooking utensils and heat exchangers.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Methane Hydrates

Methane Hydrates

Research to facilitate the harvesting of methane hydrates, for use as carbon energy stores.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Nanorefrigerant

Nanorefrigerant

Discovering the thermal properties of nanoparticles to be implemented in nanofluids to enhance nanorefrigerants.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Nano-Textile

Nano-Textile

Researching novel, innovative nano-technologies, such as carbon nanotubes, to further enhance the traditional space suit.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Phase Change Materials

Phase Change Materials

Investigating potential phase change materials as an aid to enhance renewable energy storage.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Quality Control

Powder

Measuring thermal conductivity of various powders, for their use in metal metallurgy, electronics, and electrical infrastructure.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Quality Control

Quality Control

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

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Rubber

Rubber

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

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Silicone Materials

Silicone Materials

Customizing polydimethylsiloxane by adding fillers to modify the physical and thermal properties of the silicone.
 Thermal Conductivity Applications Steel

Steel

Investigating the thermal tolerance of high strength steel, to understand its safety level for use in building construction.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Stone

Stone

Determining the impact of seasonal changes on the thermal conductivity of buildings constructed with various stones.
 Thermal Conductivity Applications Surface Haptics

Surface Haptics

Detecting temperature differences of various surfaces by way of our sense of touch.
 Thermal Conductivity Applications Thermal Grease

Thermal Grease

Measuring thermal conductivity and diffusivity of pastes to determine a suitable thermal grease for applications in electronics.
 Thermal Conductivity Applications Thermal Interface Materials

Thermal Interface Materials

Discovering potential thermal interface materials and filler products, to extend the lifespan of electronic devices.
 Thermal Conductivity Applications Thermal Management

Thermal Management

Implementing dry spun carbon nanotubes as a replacement for copper for thermal management of planes and vehicles.
 Thermal Conductivity Applications Thermoelectric

Thermoelectric

Enhancing the efficiency of thermoelectric materials with the help of the Seebeck, Peltier, and Thomson thermodynamic effects.
 Thermal Conductivity Applications Torlon

Torlon

Determining the direction of heat conduction, as well as thermal conductivity of a Torlon polymer sample.
 Thermal Conductivity Applications Wood

Wood

Determining the effects of anisotropy on the thermal conductivity of both green and oven-dried wood.
Thermal Conductivity Customer Comment TPS 2500 STPS 2500 S

Dr. Vivek Kapur

E.I. DuPont De Nemours

“The TPS 2500 S with 8-channel switching system, increased our productivity several fold. Without it, we were testing no more than 10 samples/day with constant supervision. Now we can test over 50 samples/day (with minimal supervision) and still be able to attend to other activities in the lab. I cannot say enough about the help Thermtest continues to provide. They have been extremely helpful and responsive, whenever we have needed their help.”

Learn More About Hot Disk Transient Plane Source (TPS)

The Hot Disk Transient Plane Source (TPS) technique allows for precise thermal conductivity measurement of a huge array of materials ranging in thermal conductivity from 0.005 to 1800 W/m∙K . TPS is capable of measuring bulk and directional thermal properties of solids, liquids, pastes and powders.

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