- Thermal analysis of materials using DSC, DMA, TMA and TGA.
- Thermal expansion measurements can be made within the temperature range -140 °C to 1400 ° C.
- Thermal conductivity and thermal resistance measurements on construction and engineering materials.
- Thermal transmittance (or U-value) is a measure of the thermal performance of non-homogeneous, building structures.
Thermal performance data on materials and structures is required for design and heat management in most forms of advanced engineering and processing. NPL provides comprehensive, world-class facilities (a number being unique within the UK) for measuring thermal properties including: thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, thermal transmittance, heat capacity and thermal expansion.NPL provides technical experts on thermal measurement to a wide range of CEN, ISO, BIPM and EURAMET working groups and has UKAS accreditation to ISO Guide 34 for the provision of reference materials and transfer standards used to calibrate commercial measurement apparatus. We also offer consultancy and a range of measurement services, providing both the material data required for modelling industrial applications and the accredited measurements required for certification of construction products.