Element offers effective thermal conductivity and measurement services for a wide range of materials, to ensure they insulate, conduct and withstand temperature changes in Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation applications.
Thermal conductivity is the material property that determines how fast or how much heat can be transferred through a material for a given temperature difference. Accurate information of a material’s thermal conductivity is crucial in heat transfer applications.
As an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, Element can provide you with a comprehensive range of thermal conductivity testing and measurement services to help you with quantification of the thermal resistance or insulation or a coated product, and meet regulatory compliance required by governing bodies.
Thermal conductivity testing and measurement services
At Element, we can provide thermal conductivity testing and measurement of low- to medium- conductivity materials including liquids, ceramics, plastics and polymers, coatings (epoxies, resins and glues), composites and building materials.Our thermal conductivity testing and measurement capabilities include testing to many international standards such as ASTM C518 and ISO 8301. We utilize our latest state-of-art testing instrumentation to test and measure thermal conductivity and the change in thermal properties with time, temperature (up to 190 °C, down to -10 °C) and fluid absorption. Our Engaged Experts can evaluate any unique samples that you may have and create a custom testing program for your unconventional test requirements or specifications.
Thermal conductivity testing and measurements
• Laser Flash Diffusivity (LFD) - ASTM E1461
• Axial flow
• Absolute axial heat flow
• Comparative cut bar
• The Probe
We can analyze the type of your material, the expected conductivity, and the desired test temperature range to advise you on the test method that meets your specific project needs.
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Thermal Analysis Methods
Element provides thermal analysis methods for determining important material characteristics, including DSC, TMA, DMA, and more.
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
SEM analysis is a powerful analytical tool which uses a focused beam of electrons to produce intricate, high magnification images of a sample’s surface topography.
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Oil & Gas
Element's global platform of laboratories offers advanced services designed to test and qualify materials intended for use within the environments of the future.