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NPL's Thermal Performance team provides a wide range of measurement facilities for characterising thermophysical properties of materials and the heat transfer within engineering structures.

EMRP Project ENG06 powerplants: metrology for improved power plant efficiency

High temperature thermophysical properties of advanced materials for nuclear design

International comparison on thermal conductivity measurements of insulating materials by guarded hot plate

NPL guarded hot-plate for measuring thermal conductivity of insulation from -175 °C To 50 °C

Design, construction and performance checks of NPL's upgraded high temperature guarded hot plate

The measurement and estimation of the thermo-physical properties of nickel base superalloys

Evaluation of the thermal performance of insulation systems used in roof structures

Thermal conductivity and moisture measurements on masonry materials

Reference materials for calibration of temperatures in DTA/DSC instruments

Polymer composites - rate dependent temperature calibration of dynamic mechanical analysers (DMA) for Tg measurements

An inter-comparison of a steady state and transient methods for measuring the thermal conductivity of thin specimens of masonry materials

Parameter estimation from laser flash experiment data

Pyroceram 9606, a certified ceramic reference material for high-temperature thermal transport properties: part 1 - material selection and characterization

Pyroceram 9606, a certified ceramic reference material for high-temperature thermal transport properties: Part 2 - certification measurements

Tools for Continuous Modelling Case Study 1: the laser flash experiment

A critical analysis of European standards for thermal measurements at high temperatures: I. History and technical background

A critical analysis of European standards for thermal measurements at high temperatures: II. Recommendations for inclusion in a new standard

Intercomparison of thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity methods for plastics

Measuring heat transfer through steam grown oxide scales

The measurement of the thermal conductivity of amorphous polymers above glass transition temperature

The effect of pressure on the thermal conductivity of polymer melts

Thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity measurements on oxide scales

NPL initiatives in the development of thermal properties reference materials

Validation of measurement techniques and the determination of data required for thermal modelling of moist masonry walls

NPL vacuum guarded hot-plate for measuring thermal conductivity and total hemispherical emittance of insulation materials

Overview of a project to determine the thermal resistance of masonry walls in dry and moist states and a conversion procedure to determine the appropriate design value

An inter-comparison of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter apparatus within the United Kingdom and Ireland

Thermal conductivity of insulations using guarded hot plates, including recent developments and sources of reference materials

Thermal properties of polymer melts at elevated pressure from compression heating and differential scanning calorimetry

Characterisation of the fibre-matrix interface by thermal analysis

Some thermal properties of a copper tin alloy

Thermal properties of composite materials - results of an interlaboratory comparison

Thermal property measurements and data on composite materials

The NPL high temperature guarded hot plate

Thermal properties of composite materials-measurements, models and thermal exposure derived changes in MMCs and CMCs

The NPL 610mm guarded hot-plate/heat flow meter standard apparatus for thick insulations

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