HOT DISK TPS 2200 Thermal Properties Analyzer

TPS 2200

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Economical Standardised Thermal Constants Analyser

The Hot Disk TPS 2200 is an affordable, scaled-down standardized instrument in the system portfolio of Hot Disk AB. This general-purpose R&D instrument is designed for precision analysis of thermal transport properties - including thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity. The TPS 2200 covers a significant span of materials of various geometries and dimensions, including solids, pastes and liquids. While not as versatile as the flagship TPS 2500 S, it meets ISO Standard 22007-2 just like its more powerful sibling. The restrictions compared to the TPS 2500 S chiefly regard sample size, measurement time and maximum thermal conductivity tackled (see Comparison Chart). Being slower than the TPS 2500 S, the TPS 2200 is not suitable for measurements of tiny samples, and/or ones of very high thermal conductivity.

The TPS 2200 is however an excellent option for measurements of larger bodies of extruded polymers, building- and insulation materials, sheet metals, laminated samples etc. It should also be noted that the TPS 2200 betters the performance of the more modest TPS 1500, in being able to tackle many high-conductivity samples and medium- to high-viscosity liquids. Equally, the TPS 2200 features an expanded measurement range as well as improved accuracy in comparison to the lesser TPS 500 S.

A selection of optional measurement modules allows the TPS 2200 to be used in several specialized applications, from precise testing of isotropic materials (Isotropic module) to measurements of slab samples (Slab module); anisotropic samples or layered structures (Anisotropic module); thin films or coatings (Thin Film module); and extremely light and low-conducting materials (Low-density/Highly-insulating module); also featured is direct testing of specific heat capacity of bulk samples (Cp module) – all important applications in e.g. the electronics, automotive, aerospace, nuclear and chemical industries.

Thermal Conductivity: 0.01 to 500 W/m/K

Thermal Diffusivity: 0.1 to 300 mm2/s

Specific Heat Capacity: Up to 5 MJ/m3K

Measurement Time: 2.5 to 1280 seconds

Reproducibility: Typically better than 1%

Accuracy: Better than 5%

Temperature Range: -50°C to 750°C

Core Instrument: Ambient

With Furnace: Ambient to 750°C

With Circulator: -35°C to 200°C

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

Smallest Sample Dimensions:

2 mm x 8 mm diameter or square for bulk testing

0.1 mm x 15 mm diameter or square for slab 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.)