State-of-the-art Engineering Equipment

TH-106 | Thermal Conductivity Measurement Unit

  • Investigation of the thermal conductivity of different metals
  • Continuously adjustable heater
  • Peltier element as cooler
  • Samples made of 5 metals, different lengths
  • Display of temperatures and power consumption in the software

LxWxH: 670x350x480mm, Weight: approx. 18kg

Technical Specification
Heat conduction is one of the three basic forms of heat transfer. According to the second law of thermodynamics, heat is always transferred from the higher energy level to the low energy level. If the temperature of a body does not change despite continuous addition or removal of heat, this is known as steady-state heat conduction. Basic experiments for targeted teaching on the topic of heat conduction through various metals. To this end, one of eleven samples is used. The upper region of the sample is heated by an electrical heater and the lower section cooled by a Peltier element. Heat conduction occurs through the respective sample from top to bottom. Two samples can be inserted into the experimental unit at the same time, in order to investigate thermal conductivity through multi-layered metals. Perfectly matched components ensure rapid heating and trouble-free measurements. The temperature of the metal samples is taken on the top and bottom by means of thermocouples. The microprocessor-based instrumentation is well protected in the housing. The software consists of a software for system operation.
  • Data Acquisition Software
    • Instrumented and computer controlled via USB / Ethernet interface / WiFi to record related calculations.
    • The data are stored in a data base either in file format supported by third party software.
    • Microcontroller based data acquisition software (Computer not included)
    • Data logging & digital display of parameters
Peltier element
  • cooling capacity 56.6W
  • heating power 30…50W
Samples: Ø 20mm Length between measuring points
  • 5x 20mm (copper, steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminium)
  • 5x 40mm (copper, steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminium)
  • 1x 40mm with turned groove (aluminium)
Measuring ranges
  • temperature: 5x 200…300°C
  • heating power: 0…50W
230V, 50Hz, 1 phase