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THB Basic


Unsurpassed measurement accuracy

THB sensors

THB/B Sensor
Min. sample size*: 10 x 20 x 3 mm

Temperature range: -150°C up to 300°C**

Measuring range: 0.01 - 2 W/mK

Suitable for: Solids
Compatible with: THB Basic, THB Advance, THB Ultimate

* The exact min. sample size depends on the material properties.
** All maximum temperature refer to operation under air. If Kapton Sensors are used in inert atmosphere the maximum temperature range can be extended from 200°C to 300°C.
Product number: 07-001-001

€625.00*
THB/A Sensor
Min. sample size*: 20 x 40 x 5 mm
Temperature range: -150°C up to 300°C**

Measuring range: 0.01 - 5 W/mK

Suitable for: Solids
Compatible with: THB Basic, THB Advance, THB Ultimate

* The exact min. sample size depends on the material properties.
** All maximum temperature refer to operation under air. If Kapton Sensors are used in inert atmosphere the maximum temperature range can be extended from 200°C to 300°C.


Product number: 07-002-001

€725.00*
THB/B/Metal Sensor
Min. sample size*: 10 x 20 x 3 mm
Temperature range: -150°C up to 300°C**
Measuring range: 0.01 - 2 W/mK
Suitable for: Solids, Powder, Liquids
Compatible with: THB Basic, THB Advance, THB Ultimate

* The ecaxt min. sample size depends on the material properties.** All maximum temperature refer to operation under air. If Kapton Sensors are used in inert atmosphere the maximum temperature range can be extended from 200°C to 300°C.
Product number: 07-001-000

€975.00*
QSS-Sensor for THB
Min. sample size*: 25 x 55 x 3 mm
Temperature range: -150°C up to 200°C**

Measuring range: 0.005 - 1800 W/mK

Suitable for: Solids, Powder
Compatible with: THB Advance, THB Ultimate

* The exact min. sample size depends on the material properties.
** All maximum temperature refer to operation under air. If Kapton Sensors are used in inert atmosphere the maximum temperature range can be extended from 200°C to 300°C.


Product number: 07-03-200

€975.00*
Hotpoint/HT High temperature Sensor
Min. sample size*: 10 x 10 x 10 mmTemperature range: RT up to 1000°C**
Measuring range: 0.01 - 5 W/mK
Suitable for: Solids, Powder, Liquids, GasesCompatible with: THB Advance, THB Ultimate

The high temperature (HT) version is based on a ceramic substrate, which slightly reduces the accuracy.
* The exact min. sample size depends on the material properties.
** All maximum temperature refer to operation under air. If Kapton Sensors are used in inert atmosphere the maximum temperature range can be extended from 200°C to 300°C.


Product number: 07-03-250

€800.00*
THB/HT High temperature Sensor
Min. sample size*: 20 x 40 x 5 mm
Temperature range: RT up to 700°C**

Measuring range: 0.01 - 1 W/mK

Suitable for: Solids
Compatible with: THB Basic, THB Advance, THB Ultimate

The high temperature (HT) version is based on a ceramic substrate, which slightly reduces the accuracy.
* The exact min. sample size depends on the material properties.
** All maximum temperature refer to operation under air. If Kapton Sensors are used in inert atmosphere the maximum temperature range can be extended from 200°C to 300°C.


Product number: 07-03-150

€2,250.00*
QSS High temperature Sensor for THB
Min. sample size*: 25 x 55 x 3 mm
Temperature range: RT up to 700°C**

Measuring range: 0.2 - 100 W/mK

Suitable for: Solids, Powder, Liquids
Compatible with: THB Advance, THB Ultimate

The high temperature (HT) version is based on a ceramic substrate, which slightly reduces the accuracy.
* The exact min. sample size depends on the material properties.
** All maximum temperature refer to operation under air. If Kapton Sensors are used in inert atmosphere the maximum temperature range can be extended from 200°C to 300°C.
Product number: 07-03-400

€1,600.00*
Hotpoint Sensor for THB
Min. sample size*: 1.5 x 1.5 x 2 mm
Temperature range: -150°C up to 200°C**

Measuring range: 0.01 - 30 W/mK

Suitable for: Solids, Powder, Liquids, Gases
Compatible with: THB Advance, THB Ultimate

* The exact min. sample size depends on the material properties.
** All maximum temperature refer to operation under air. If Kapton Sensors are used in inert atmosphere the maximum temperature range can be extended from 200°C to 300°C.


Product number: 07-03-350

€575.00*
THB/A/Metal Sensor
Min. sample size*: 20 x 40 x 5 mm
Temperature range: -150°C up to 300°C**

Measuring range: 0.01 - 5 W/mK

Suitable for: Solids, Powder, Liquids
Compatible with: THB Basic, THB Advance, THB Ultimate


* The exact min. sample size depends on the material properties.
** All maximum temperature refer to operation under air. If Kapton Sensors are used in inert atmosphere the maximum temperature range can be extended from 200°C to 300°C.
Product number: 07-002-000

€975.00*

Reference material

PMMA - Reference material for THB sensors
Calibration material
Suitable for THB/A/Metal Sensors

Thermal conductivity 0.194 W/mK

Product number: 07-200-002

€380.00*
PMMA - Reference material for THB sensors
Calibration material
Suitable for all THB sensors
Thermal conductivity 0.194 W/mK
Product number: 07-200-003

€380.00*
PMMA - Reference material for THB sensors
Calibration material
Suitable for THB/B/Metal Sensors

Thermal conductivity 0.194 W/mK


Product number: 07-200-001

€380.00*

Furnaces and other accessories

Basic press for THB
Basic press with manual stage
Suitable to adjust the contact pressure manually, which improves the contact to the sensor

Product number: 07-008-000

€600.00*
THB sample holder for powders L40-SP2
THB sample holder L40-SP2Suitable for: powders
Compatible with: metal frames

Product number: L40/SP

€700.00*

This measuring instrument simultaneously delivers the three material properties thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat after just a few minutes, regardless of whether you have placed the corresponding sensors in bulk solids, gels, pastes or plates or immersed them in liquids.

Sample preparation of solids is as simple as it is straightforward. One plane contact surface of each of two sample halves is sufficient for the sensor. Calibration is very simple and does not need to be performed before each measurement.

The THB measures absolute values with an accuracy that does not lag behind conventional plate or LaserFlash devices.

Complies to the following Norms: ASTM D 5930-01, DIN ISO 2200-2, ASTM D 5334.

Advantages at a glance:

  • Unsurpassed measurement accuracy for determining thermal conductivity

  • One-button solution:
  1. Automated measurement mode
  2. No specialist personnel required to operate the instrument
  3. No erroneous measurements due to incorrect measurement parameter input
  • Thermal conductivity AND thermal diffusivity
  1.  Measurement of thermal diffusivity with very low measurement uncertainties
  2. Calorimeter function: Calculation of specific heat capacity
  • Measurements within seconds

  • Non-destructive measurements with half-shell sensor

  • Compact dimensions


THB Basic: small and light

Different sensors for your application

THB Basic

  • THB/B sensor included (THB/A sensor on request) and PMMA calibration material
  • suitable for materials with low thermal conductivity (insulation and building materials)
  • easy installation - basic installation of the measuring device is done remotely



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Specifications


Model

THB Basic

Measuring range: 

Thermal conductivity:

0,01 up to 5 W/(mK)

Thermal diffusivity:

0,05 up to 50 mm2/s

Specific heat capacity:

100 up to 5000 kJ/(m3K)

Measurement precision:

Thermal conductivity**:

better than 1 %

Thermal diffusivity**:

better than 4 % 

Thermal capacity**:

better than 4 %

Measuring duration:

Solids:

approx. 1 up to 10 min

Liquids:

approx. 1 up to 120 s

Operating temperature:

Sensor: 

–150°C up to 700°C

Sensor type:

Kapton, Ceramics

Sample size:

Smalest sample size*:

1.5 x 1.5 x 2 mm

Maximum sample size:

unlimited

* depending on furnace and sensor, sample size depends on material
** depending on sample sensor and sample preparation

Software


Advantages at a glance

  • Advanced THB Windows®-based software interface
  • Provides the fastest measurement times
  • No possibility for application errors thanks to optimized, software-controlled measurement algorithms
  • Enables most accurate and time-saving measurements
  • One-button solution: results at the touch of a button
  • Easy data export to Microsoft Excel®

Applications



Application: THB Basic/Advance – Phase change material – Thermal conductivity

The example shows the analysis of the thermal conductivity of two hydrated salts. At room temperature both PCMs were liquid. The liquids were filled into a beaker, which was placed in a tempered liquid bath. For the measurement the sensor THB/B/Metal was hung into the sample. The measured temperature steps were -20 °C, -10 °C, 0 °C, +10 °C, 20 °C (room temp.) and +30 °C, thus the measurement was started in the solid state of the material. Three measurement points were recorded at each temperature level and averaged.

The thermal conductivity of Sample A slightly increases with heating up to 0 °C, whereas Sample B shows slightly decreasing values. Both samples change from the solid to the liquid state in the temperature range from 0 °C to 10 °C which can also be clearly seen in the thermal conductivity drop. With increasing temperature, the thermal conductivity of both samples increases slightly. In general, Sample B shows higher thermal conductivities compared to Sample A.

Application: THB Advance – Aluminium Alloy – Thermal conductivity

The thermal conductivity of an aluminium alloy was investigated from room temperature to 100 °C using the THB. For the measurement the QSS sensor was placed between two sample pieces and pressed together for an improved thermal contact. The configuration was placed in a furnace and the temperature steps were room temperature, 50 °C and 100 °C. At each step the measurement was repeated three times and the results were averaged. In the diagram one can see that the thermal conductivity is slightly decreasing with temperature. The error bars show an uncertainty of 2 %.

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