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Replacement Sensors

Replacement Sensors

MTPS

Suitable for testing solids, liquids, powders,
and pastes. The MTPS sensor offers “Plug
& Play” thermal conductivity characterization

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TLS NEEDLE

C-Therm TLS sensors are suitable for testing
a wide range of materials

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FLEX TPS

Greatest FLEXibility and control over
experimental parameters.

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MTPS

Modified Transient Plane Source (MTPS) Sensor

Suitable for testing solids, liquids, powders, and pastes. The MTPS sensor offers “Plug & Play” thermal conductivity characterization.

Construction

  • Sealed against dust and liquids by a RTV silicone sealant between housing and sensor chip
  • Housing is made of stainless steel
  • Chip surface is made of alumina (96% aluminum oxide) with a thin sealing glass layer

Environmental – Operating

Operating temperature range for sensor head: -50°C to +200°C (with option to extend to 500°C)

Note:  Sensor does NOT heat sample beyond a couple of degrees.

Relative humidity: up to 95% non-condensing

External: vacuum to 6 Atm (90 PSIG)

Calibration

  • Sensor is factory calibrated and provided in “Plug & Play” format.
  • Calibration data is stored on sensor’s ID chip in sensor connector.
  • Calibration data is verified prior to sensor operation with standard reference materials.
  • Sensors are interchangeable and field replaceable.

TLS NEEDLE

Transient Line Source (TLS) Needle Probe Sensor

C-Therm TLS sensors are suitable for testing a wide range of materials including plastic resins, melts, slurries, pastes, paints, thermal interface materials, foodstuffs, powders and soils. 
 
Test method:  Transient Line Source (TLS)
Standards: ASTM D5334D5930 and IEEE Std 442-1981
Needle length:  150 mm
Thermal Conductivity Range:  0.1 to 6 W/m.K
Temperature Range for Needle:  -55 to +180 °C 
Accuracy (@ 20 °C):   ± (3% + 0.02) W/mK

FLEX TPS

Transient Plane Source (TPS) Flex

The TPS method employs a double-sided sensor in characterizing the thermal conductivity and diffusivity of materials. TPS provides the user the greatest flexibility and control over experimental parameters and avoids the use of any contact agents. Recommended for more experienced users.

k-range: 0.03 to 500 W/mK

Temperature range: -50 to 300 °C

Sample type: solid

Standard: ISO 22007

Specifications

Test Methods MTPS FLEX TPS Needle TLS
Recommended applications Composite polymers, textiles, aerogel foams, phase change materials, nanofluids/heat transfer fluids Concretes, porous ceramics, bulk polymers Polymer melts, soil, gravel/aggregate
Thermal Conductivity Range 0 to 500 W/mK 0.03 to 500 W/mK 0.1 to 6 W/mK
Thermal Effusivity Range 5 to 40,000 Ws½/m²K
Temperature Range -50º to 500ºC -50º to 300ºC 55º to 200ºC
Precision Better than 1% Better than 2% Better than 1%
Accuracy Better than 5% Better than 5% ± (3% + 0.02) W/mK
Test Time 0.8 to 3 seconds 10 to 180 seconds 1 to 4 minutes
Sensor size 18mm diameter 6mm, 13mm or 30 mm radius 150mm length
Minimum Sample Size 18mm diameter typically 0.5mm thick 30mm diameter 10mm thick 80ml
Maximum Sample Size Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Software TECAS TECAS TECAS
International Standards ASTM D7984 ISO 22007-2.2 ASTM D5334, D5930, and IEEE 442-1981

SIMPLIFYING THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

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