For the construction industry, the fire behavior of building materials, including flammability and flame spread of building components, are of major importance. With the TDP T4 fire testing device for roofs, NETZSCH TAURUS Instruments offers a new instrument to determine the behavior of roofs against external fire loads.
The new e-learning platform, NOA (NETZSCH Online Academy) offers you to advance your Knowledge in Thermal Analysis topics, without having to leave your desk. Take advantage of flexible online learning, fully adapted to your training needs.
AutoEvaluation is an intelligent software algorithm and part of the NETZSCH Proteus® software, which automatically and autonomously evaluates thermo-analytical measurement curves. It has already been introduced and successfully applied for Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Thermogravimetric Analysis and is also available for dL signals as generated by dilatometers (DIL) and thermomechanical analyzers (TMA). As an improvement, the mean CTE (Coefficient of Thermal Expansion) values are evaluated additionally before and after the glass transition.
For safety reasons, it is very important to know the behavior of supposedly non-combustible materials under fire conditions: What happens with the building material? How durable are the building constructions? We show how to use the Kinetics Neo software to predict the material behavior under fire conditions.
Plastic materials in general are excellent insulators. One measure to ensure fire safety is the addition of flame retardants (FR). Learn about the effects of different flame retardants on fire behavior.
Kunststoffe sind im Allgemeinen ausgezeichnete Isolatoren. Eine gängige Maßnahme zur Gewährleistung des Brandschutzes ist der Zusatz von Flammschutzmitteln (FR). Lernen Sie, wie verschiedene Flammschutzmittel das Brandverhalten beeinflussen.
NETZSCH Instruments North America is hosting the combined 35th International Thermal Conductivity Conference and 23rd International Thermal Expansion Symposium in Boston Massachusetts, USA. Due to the Covid pandemic, the ITCC board has decided to postpone the event until 2022!
Governments set strict building insulation regulations in place to reduce carbon emissions. Consequently, a lot of effort goes into the engineering of materials with very low thermal conductivity to supply the market with even better thermal insulation materials. Learn how the NETZSCH HFM 446 Lambda Eco-Line allows accurate and fast determination of thermal conductivity and thermal resistance!
Imagine the typical situation in everyday laboratory work: A new sample has to be analyzed, but what are the suitable measurement conditions such as temperature program, sample mass or the right crucible? And what measurement results can be expected? Perhaps such kind of sample was already measured by you in the past ‒ or maybe by NETZSCH. Wouldn’t it help a lot to simply search in a database for thermal analysis? Identify, which is a part of the Proteus® analysis software, is the solution!
The University of Queensland, in collaboration with the Non-Conforming Building Products (NCBP) Audit Taskforce in Queensland, Australia, have proposed a framework to provide a robust methodology to assess the fire hazard of cladding materials in existing buildings based on a thorough understanding of the relevant fire phenomena. Thermogravimetric Analysis enhances the robustness of the framework. Read here how the method is applied to evaluate the risk of external fire spread on buildings.