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The Portable Thermal Chamber is a convenient and non-destructive instrument that measures the thermal performance of low-slope roofs.
Fredericton, New Brunswick – March 29, 2023: Using thermal resistance measurement technology licensed from the National Research Council of Canada, Thermtest will bring the innovative Portable Thermal Chamber technology to market and position Canada as a leader in building envelope thermal performance.
The low-slope roof is a key component of the building envelope and is commonly found on industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings. However, the vast area of the low-slope roof can be prone to substantial heat loss if the roof assembly is inadequately insulated. Current practices to determine the thermal performance (R-value) of a roof either rely on theoretical estimates or require removing a piece of the roof to send for laboratory testing. The Portable Thermal Chamber will enable non-destructive, in-situ measurement of heat loss occurring through the roof. Building owners and operators can then make informed decisions to upgrade insulation and take other actions that contribute to energy and emission savings.
“We are excited to work with the National Research Council of Canada to commercialize this R-value measurement technology. The Portable Thermal Chamber aligns well with our advanced thermal conductivity instruments. Our engineering team values the opportunity to work on such a project, which has such significant benefits to the environment and insulation industry.” – Dale Hume, CEO of Thermtest
The expected benefits of the project include:
This piece of equipment has the potential to have a profound impact on the environment and the global roofing and insulation markets. The Portable Thermal Chamber is expected to launch in early 2024. Click here for more details.
About Thermtest: Thermtest has been advancing in the measurement of thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat since 2005. The global company offers a unique combination of thermal conductivity instrumentation, portable meters and corresponding solutions that provide customers with refined and accurate testing solutions for any given material or application.