Computer Controlled unit for determination of thermal conductivity of building materials and other insulating materials. Specimens are placed between a heated plate and a water cooled plate, maximum specimen thicknesses of 75mm, maximum hot plate temperature 70º C.
Bench-top unit with metallic structure.
Main metallic elements in stainless steel.
Diagram in the front panel with similar distribution to the elements in the real unit.
Measurement of thermal conductivity for materials with thermal resistance in the range 0.1 to 1.4 m2 K/W.
Suitable for sheet, fibrous, granular and cellular materials.
Suitable for soft, rigid, and semi-rigid materials.
Suitable for homogeneous and non-homogeneous materials.
Thermally insulated enclosure.
PID controlled (hot) plate electrical heater.
Water cooled cold plate and heat flux meter.
Loading/lifting handwheel and screw. The loading system ensures that the same clamping force is applied to the specimens.
Optical switch under the cold plate senses the compression of loading springs to ensure that a consistent pressure is applied to the specimen.
Heat flux sensor, flitted to cold plate.
Temperature sensors, located in different points of the unit, for the cooling water, for surface temperature, etc.
A set of specimens, 8 pieces. Specimens size: 300 x 300mm and up to 75mm of thicknesses.
1- Determination of the thermal conductivity of different materials.
2- Determination of the thermal resistance.
3- Thermal conductivity of several specimens connected in series.
4- Industrial research capability.
Additional practical possibilities:
5- Sensor calibration.
Other possibilities to be done with this Unit:
6- Many students view results simultaneously.
To view all results in real time in the classroom by means of a projector or an electronic blackboard.
7- Open Control, Multicontrol and Real Time Control.
This unit allows intrinsically and/or extrinsically to change the span, gains; proportional, integral, derivate parameters; etc, in real time.
8- The Computer Control System with SCADA and PID Control allow a real industrial simulation.
9- This unit is totally safe as uses mechanical, electrical and electronic, and software safety devices.
10-This unit can be used for doing applied research.
11-This unit can be used for giving training courses to Industries even to other Technical Education Institutions.
12-Control of the TCMC unit process through the control interface box without the computer.
13-Visualization of all the sensors values used in the TCMC unit process.
- By using PLC-PI additional 19 more exercises can be done.
- Several other exercises can be done and designed by the user.