Heat Flux Sensor Applications
Heat Flux Sensor Technology

Heat Flux Sensor Applications: A short review


This short review about Heat Flux Sensor Applications aims to give the reader a broad overview of all the research and industrial applications where Heat Flux measurements is key to obtain optimum processing or experimental conditions.


Brief Introduction to Heat Flux and Heat Flux Sensor


Heat Flux is the rate of heat energy that passes through a surface. Depending on the exact definition of heat flux, its unit can be expressed as either W/m2 or W. Temperature gradient in a given environment results in the creation of a heat flux. The Heat flux flows from the hot to the cold side of the given system. Heat Flux is dependent on the temperature gradient and on the thermal transfer coefficient of the given system. Heat flux can be estimated with two different methods:

  • Directly with Heat Flux Sensors
  • Indirectly using Temperature Sensors.

A Heat Flux Sensor is a Seebeck sensor: When heat passes through the sensor, the sensor generates a voltage signal. This voltage signal is proportional to the heat passing through the sensor. Thus, they can be used for many industrial or research applications implying a temperature gradient throughout a surface.


Research Applications

The following paragraph gives a broad overview of the various heat flux sensor applications employed in Research:

  • Massflow measurement: Discover the full short review here.
  • Heat transfer coefficient of fabrics: Discover the full short review here.
  • Heat flux measurement: Discover the full short review here.
  • Thermal Influences in Precision Instruments: Discover the full short review here.
  • Calorimetry measurements: Discover the full short review here.

Industrial Applications


The following paragraph demonstrates the versatility of heat flux sensor technology through various industrial applications:

  • Phase Change Materials Evaluation: Discover the full short review here.
  • Battery Calorimetry: More details about this application available here.
  • Solar Measurement: Learn more about this application available here.
  • Cryogenic Environments: Explore more about this application here.
  • Fouling Detection: Do you want to know more about this application? Click here.

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