TCi - Thermal Conductivity Analyzer

Simple - Fast - Easy. The third generation of C-Therm's patented technology expands the capabilities of this rapid, non-destructive thermal conductivity and thermal effusivity analyzer to a whole new level. Designed to provide simple, highly accurate thermal characterization for R&D labs, quality control dept. and production environments, this analyzer requires no calibration or sample preparation. The system has broad testing capabilities (0 - 500 W/mK) accross a wide range of temperatures (-50°C to 200°C).

The C-Therm TCi is based on the modified transient plane source technique (MTPS-Technology). It uses a one-sided, interfacial, heat reflectance sensor that applies a momentary, constant heat source to the sample. Both thermal conductivity and effusivity are measured directly and rapidly, providing a detailed overview of the thermal characteristics of the sample material.

The TCi can be equipped with one or two sensors for increased capacity and provides accurate thermal analysis of solids, liquids, powders and pastes in less time than any other instrument on the market (measurement time = 0.8 - 5sec.) Since, the procedure is non-destructive, samples remain intact, undisturbed and reusable after every test. The TCi is a truly 'one size fits all' thermal conductivity tool. There is no other way to test solids, liquids, powders and pastes with 1 instrument & 1 sensor.

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Accessories for the TCi

TCi Compression Test Accessory (CTA)

CTAThe Compression Test Accessory (CTA) is engineered and designed to enable users to precisely control the level of compression or compaction of a sample in characterizing the material’s thermal conductivity.  The CTA is ideal for applications in the fields of advanced textiles, fabrics and thermal interface materials (TIMs) where representative thermal conductivity data requires precise control over the sample’s compaction.  The CTA is compatible with solids, pastes, greases and powder sample formats.


High Pressure Cell (HPC)

HPCThe High Pressure Cell safely provides researchers the capability to characterize the thermal conductivity of samples under controlled pressure environments up to 2,000 PSI (~138 bar). The HPC is popular with researchers in the energy field, particularly in the characterization of gas hydrates.






TCi - Trident: 1 instrument, 3 methods for Thermal Conductivity

C-Therm's Trident system offers three different modes of operation in measuring the thermal conductivity of materials. The MTPS high precision method is the simplest and most versatile. The TLS Needle method provides maximum robustness for thosesticky situations. The Flex TPS method provides the greatest flexibility over experimental parameters with C-Therm's flex sensors.


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ESP - Effusivity Sensor Package

Evaluate, Monitor and Control Blend Uniformity On-line
Using the principles of thermal effusivity, the C-Therm effusivity system employs a network of up to 4 sensors that are retrofitted on blending equipment. At preset intervals throughout the blending process, the sensors – which are mounted flush with the interior walls of the blender – take individual readings from within. Over time, as the blend uniformity increases, the sensor readings begin to converge. When the readings reach the point of lowest relative standard deviation (RSD), the mixture is at its maximum uniformity and blending should stop. The results are delivered in real time during the blending process, and plotted on the LCD screen of the ESP™ Control Unit.

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