Heat Flux Measurement
Why is it important to measure heat flux?
Understanding the thermal environment is of great importance. For example, our sensors can support you with understanding the thermal influences affecting the setup (e.g. heat deforming sample holders), or reviewing the thermal output of processes (e.g. heat output from a chemical reaction).
Although in many applications temperature sensors are sufficient in establishing an accurate understanding of the thermal environment, in some cases a deeper insight into the thermal processes is required. Heat flux measurements can provide the needed data.
Advantages of gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors:
- Small heat flux sensors with high sensitivity, easily integrated into the application setups
- Measure heat flux going into and out of the setup
- Quick response time, under one second
- Enhanced monitoring of thermal processes in applications
- Determining heat transfer coefficients
Recent application examples:
Thin film drying process
Researchers from the Institute of Thermal Process Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have shown that by using greenTEG’s sensors, space resolved heat transfer coefficients in thin-film dryers can be determined. This helps to facilitate research on electrode drying and consequently to improve the quality of electrode production drastically. Read the abstract of the publication here.
Thermal Characterization of Composites
In a recent research project, “Chicken Feather Fiber Mat/PLA Composites for Thermal Insulation” from the University of Waikato (NZ), a gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensor was used to characterize thermal insulation properties of PLA composites reinforced with chicken feather fibers. Find out more about the ASTM C 518-04 standard used in this study. Read the abstract of the work here.
Film drying process investigation with use of a gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensor
“The knowledge of heat and mass transfer coefficients in specific dryers is an essential basis for numerical drying simulations and understandings to optimize product properties.”
Dr. Philip Scharfer, Head of Thin Film Technology (TFT) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
“Having access to a highly accurate and reliable sensor which was at the same time simple to use helped us a lot in measuring the performance of our Phase Change Material energy storage units. Using greenTEG sensors has allowed us to better understand and further improve our products.”
Martin Schröcker, CEO of GLASSX
gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors for Research and Development
We offer an array of different products for R&D.These include heat flux sensors in different sizes and data loggers for fast and reliable data acquisition.Show me products in the online shop
gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors for OEM Applications
We offer heat flux sensors suitable for OEM applications. Please contact us directly to consult you and discuss your application.Contact us