National Physical Laboratory

Thermal Performance of Materials

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Published: 26 October 2011

Author: Lindsay Chapman

Related: Thermal Performance

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Research and consultancy on thermal properties for a wide range of materials, from -170 °C to 2000 °C, under controlled atmospheres.

At NPL we can measure: thermal conductivity, heat capacity, thermal diffusivity, thermal expansion, thermal transmittance and thermal resistance.

For a wide range of materials such as: metals and alloys refractories, ceramics, graphite, composites, polymers, foods and insulation.

The thermal performance of materials is important to sectors such as: Energy generation, sustainability, advanced manufacturing

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014
Created: 25 Oct 2011

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