For the small-scale lab
This economical instrument condenses the powerful TPS technology with elegant analysis software, arguably resulting in the simplest-to-use thermal conductivity testing apparatus on the market.
The TPS 500 S measures the thermal transport properties of solids, pastes, gels and powders and encompasses similar accuracy and sample size flexibility as the benchmark TPS 2500 S and workhorse TPS 1500 (the latter two instruments are designed according to ISO 22007-2).
Hot Disk users now number over 1000 world-wide. They appreciate the TPS technique for its unmatched measurement capability, together with its ease-of-use and simple sample preparation. The operative simplicity of the TPS 500 S and the performance achieved when using Hot Disk sensors, makes the instrument uniquely suitable for QC testing.
The test & analysis software for the TPS 500 S system incorporates tools for automated measurements as well as automatic temperature control of external devices. The software also incorporates tools for exporting results to third-party software (MS Excel), for additional processing or statistical analysis.
TPS 500 and 500 S Specifications
|Thermal Conductivity||0.03 to 100 W/m/K.
5 to 200 W/m/K using slab or one-dimensional methods.*
|Thermal Diffusivity||0.02 to 40 mm²/s.
2 to 100 mm²/s using slab or one-dimensional methods.*
|Thermal Effusivity||40 to 20000 W√s/m²/K.
40 to 25000 W√s/m²/K.*
|Specific Heat Capacity||Up to 5 MJ/m³/K.|
|Measurement Time||2.5 to 2560 seconds.|
|Reproducibility||2 % (thermal conductivity).
10 % (thermal diffusivity, sensor radius 6.4 mm).
12 % (specific heat per unit volume, sensor radius 6.4 mm)
|Accuracy||Better than 5 % (thermal conductivity).|
|Temperature Range||-100 °C to 200 (300*) °C.|
|With Oven||Up to 200 (300*) °C|
|With Circulator||-35 °C to 200 °C.|
|Power Requirements||Adjusted to the line voltage in the country of use.|
|3 mm × 13 mm diameter or square for bulk testing.
2 mm × 8 mm diameter or square for bulk testing.*
0.1 mm × 12 mm diameter or square for slab testing.*
10 mm × 5 mm diameter or square for one-dimensional testing.*
|Sensor Types Available||Kapton sensors: 7577*, 5465, 5501.
Teflon sensors: 7577*, 5465, 5501.
|Similar to ISO Standard 22007-2.|
* Only valid for TPS 500 S