Thermal Conductivity of Building Materials WL 376

Thermal Conductivity of Building Materials

Type: WL 376
Name: Thermal Conductivity of Building Materials
Technical Description

  This experimental unit enables experiments to be performed on steady-state heat conduction in non-metallic materials such as polystyrene, PMMA, cork or plaster in accordance with DIN 52612. Specimen sheets are placed between a heater plate and a water-cooled plate. A clamping device ensures that the clamping pressure and thermal contact are reproducible.

  A special sensor measures the heat flux. Electronic controllers keep the temperatures of the heater plate and cooling plate constant within close limits.

  The measured values are transmitted directly to a PC via USB. The data acquisition software is included.


Learning Objectives / Experiments

- determination of the thermal conductivity k of

  different materials
- determination of the thermal resistance
- thermal conductivity k of several specimens
  connected in series (up to a thickness of 50mm)


* Heat conduction in non-metallic materials1
* Material thickness or combinations up to a

  thickness of 50mm can be used

Available accessories
WP 300.09 -- Laboratory Trolley

[1] determination of the thermal conductivity of building materials
[2] thermal conductivity k and thermal resistance measurement in accordance with DIN 52612
[3] reproducible clamping pressure due to clamping device
[4] 8 specimens to be put between hot and cold plate

[5] hot plate with heater mat

[6] cold plate with water cooling and heat flux sensor

[7] software controllers for temperature adjustment of hot and cold plate

[8] 3 temperature sensors for the cooling water: at inlet, at outlet and in the centre of the plate

[9] 2 temperature sensors for surface temperature

[10] GUNT software for data acquisition via USB under Windows Vista or Windows 7


Technical Data

Electric heater mat

- power: 500W

- max. temperature: 200°C, limited to 80°C

- LxW: 300x300mm

- thickness: up to 50mm

- material: Armaflex, grey cardboard, PMMA,

  polystyrene, PS, POM, cork, plaster

Measuring ranges

- temperature: 3x 0...100°C, 2x 0...200°C

- heat flux density: 0...1533W/m²

Dimensions and Weight

LxWxH: 710x440x550mm (experimental unit)

LxWxH: 710x440x200mm (control unit)

Weight: approx. 90kg (total)

Required for Operation 230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, 60Hz/CSA, 1 phase
Water connection, drain Scope of Delivery

1 experimental unit

1 control unit

8 specimes

2 hoses

1 GUNT software CD + USB cable

1 manual

Order Details 060.37600  WL 376  Thermal Conductivity of
                                 Building Materials