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Thermal Conductivity (Melt)


Test ID  
T-101

   
Description  
The K-System II is used to measure the thermal conductivity of the material at a single point in the molten state. The material is heated in the K-System barrel until it is molten. A line-source probe is inserted into the material and a static load is applied to ensure contact between the probe and the material. The material is brought to the desired temperature; the thermal conductivity is determined by measuring the temperature gradient after a voltage is applied to the probe.    
Options  
Temperatures beyond 340C or below room temperature may be feasible; additional charges may apply.  
Standards  
ASTM D5930  
Data  
Melt thermal conductivity is reported. This data appears in Matereality as Thermal Conductivity.  
Replicates (# of times this test is repeated)  
1  
Samples  
0.2 - kg of pellets [details]

   

Application
 
Thermal conductivity is used in heat transfer calculations and for injection-molding and thermoforming and blow-simulations.