Updated October 13, 2010

Materials Characterisation

We offer a number of techniques which can be used to characterise the materials used in the construction of heaters including...

Thermal Conductivity

Our test rig measures the thermal conductivity of insulating materials from ambient temperatures through to 1000 C using a method based on ASTM C1113.

See Technical Bulletin 46 for information on the test method

Specific Heat Capacity

We can measure the ability of materials to store heat using a method based on ASTM C351

See Technical Bulletin 45 for information on the heat capacity of materials used in the construction of solid fuel heaters

Thermo Gravimetric Analysis

This allows us to investigate the behaviour of materials as the temperature is increased and various components are burned off

See for example Technical Bulletin 43


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