HOT DISK TPS 1500 Thermal Properties Analyzer

TPS 1500

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Heavy-duty Thermal Constants Analyser

The affordable Hot Disk TPS 1500 is the ideal instrument for testing and measuring thermal conductivity of building materials, insulation materials or any other type of large bulk samples. The TPS 1500 shares the sterling quality, robustness and operative simplicity of the benchmark TPS 2500 S and also meets ISO Standard 22007-2.

The well-established TPS technique – today used in more than 600 laboratories – is highly appreciated for its ability to simultaneously and quickly determine thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity from a single measurement, with minimum sample preparation. Utilizing the unique Hot Disk sensors, the TPS 1500 system serves as a robust tool for testing the thermal properties of solids, powders, pastes and foams. If larger samples are available, also highly conducting samples, such as metals, semi-conductors and high-conductivity oxides, can be tested.

The TPS 1500 is designed as a reliable workhorse instrument for materials R&D within heavy-duty industries. The construction industry, for example, will see concrete and cement mixtures, woods, fibrous structures, and insulating materials readily and efficiently analysed. The Hot Disk Analysis software for the TPS 1500 system incorporates tools for automated measurements as well as automatic temperature control of external devices. In addition to the standard Isotropic and One-dimensional software modules the system can be extended with software to allow testing of anisotropic samples (Anisotropic module) and extremely light and low-conducting materials (Low-density/Highly-insulating module). Also available is a dedicated module for analysing specific heat capacity of solid samples, such as complex composites (Cp module).

The Hot Disk Thermal Analyser software for the TPS 1500 system incorporates tools for automated measurements as well as automatic temperature control of external devices. It also incorporates tools for exporting results to 3rd-party software (MS Excel), for additional processing or statistical analysis. For precise and automatic temperature readings an optional PT-100 temperature sensor is available.

Thermal Conductivity: 0.01 to 400 W/m/K

Thermal Diffusivity: 0.1 to 100 mm2/s

Specific Heat Capacity: Up to 5 MJ/m3K

Measurement Time: 20 to 1280 seconds

Reproducibility: Typically better than 1%

Accuracy: Better than 5%

Temperature Range:

With Furnace: Ambient to 750°C (1000°C oxygen free)

With Circulator: -35°C to 200°C

Power Requirements: Adjusted to the line voltage in the country of use

Smallest Sample Dimensions:

3 mm x 13 mm diameter or square for bulk testing

20 mm x 7 mm diameter or square for one-dimensional testing

Sensor Types Available:

Kapton sensors

Mica sensors

Teflon sensors

Meets ISO Standard 22007-2.

Sensors: The TPS 1500 operates a selection of Hot Disk sensors suitable for different materials and applications.

Temperature Control: Automatic Temperature series measurements (Isothermal Steps) are easy to perform using either an optional external Furnace or a temperature-controlled Circulating Bath. The Hot Disk Analysis software and TPS 1500 instrument controls the external device using RS-232 protocol.

Everything to get you started: The basic TPS 1500 system includes everything necessary to begin making measurements, including installation and on-site training. The instrumentation includes: Software with standard isotropic module, one Sensor, Stainless Steel verification samples and a Room-Temperature Sample Holder.

Optional Software Modules: In addition to the standard ISOTROPIC and ONE-DIMENSIONAL modules, optional ones for ANISOTROPIC, SPECIFIC HEAT CAPACITY, and LOW-DENSITY, HIGHLY-INSULATING SAMPLES are available.

The advantages of using a TPS instruments involve the following:

The method is non-destructive.

Contact resistance between sensor and sample does not influence measurement results.

Porous and transparent samples are easy to test, without modification.

Surface roughness or surface color does not influence measurement results.

Minimum- or no sample preparation.

Double-sided testing for maximum accuracy.

Optional single-sided QC-testing for maximum ease.

Instant and fully consistent thermal conductivity results.

Three thermal transport properties measured in a single transient.

No calibration or reference sample verification required. (The TPS technique is an absolute technique.)

Thermal Testing Laboratories: The Transient Plane Source (TPS) series of thermal conductivity systems are well suited for thermal testing laboratories due to their superior material type, sample size and temperature flexibility.

Nanotechnology: Nano-Research is the creation of high performance functional materials, devices and systems through control of matter on the nanometer length scale. The TPS series of thermal conductivity systems are particularly well suited for the testing of nano-engineered materials, whether your interests are in solids or liquids. One highlight is the electrically insulated TPS sensors, which are key to accurately measuring the thermal conductivity of liquids, without the negative influence of nano-particle + non-insulated metal sensor the more traditional methods suffer from.

Building Materials: With the ability to measure homogenious and non-homogenious materials, the TPS thermal conductivity systems can be used to test all building materials from insulation to concrete and everything in between.

Heat Transfer Materials: Uniquely designed to test heat transfer materials of all types, including solids, liquids and pastes. The TPS Thermal Conductivity Systems are also able to test complex heat transfer samples such as thin films and higly conductive sheets. For anisotropic samples, the TPS can measure directional thermal conductivity through the thickness and in the plane.

Geothermal: Thermal Conductivity is an ever increasing property to understanding the geothermal industry. Widely used for its ability to test samples like soil and rock with temperature, the TPS thermal conductivity instrument continues to play an important part in this growing industry.

Solids: Offering the best combination of accuracy and testing flexibility, the TPS thermal conductivity systems cover a wide range of thermal conductivity (0.001 to 500 W/mK). Added to this flexibility is the ability to test composites, thin films and anisotropic solids.

Liquids: The TPS thermal conductivity systems can be used to test liquids under conditions of minimised volume, temperature and pressure. The electrically insulated TPS sensor offers several advancements over the typical bare metal sensors, such as protection from particle interference and convection effects.

Powders: Whether your particles are small or large in size, the TPS thermal conductivity system offers several sensor sizes to accomadate the individual particle or bulk sample.

Pastes: Combining the ability to measure semi-solids and high thermal conductivity, make the TPS thermal conductivity system a perfect tool for measuring pastes.

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