Assessing Fire Hazard of Cladding Materials in Existing Buildings

Fire cladding materials testing

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.

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How to Measure the Expansion of Materials Due to Water Uptake

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In the previous articles, focusing on thermal analysis under humidity, we have seen that thermogravimetric analysis and dynamic mechanical analysis help determine the influence of water on a material or substance. Thermomechanical analysis complements the analysis under humidity.

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Thermal Conductivity of Insulating Glass Windows and Skylights

Building regulations in various countries require minimum thermal conductivity (U-values) for different parts of a new building. This refers to anything from external walls, floors, roofs, windows and doors. Guarded Hot Plates (GHPs) determine these important values. Read here how!

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Viscometer or Rheometer – which is best for me?

Deciding whether to purchase either a viscometer or a rheometer is not always straightforward. This guide will take you through the differences and how a rheometer could be more suited for your needs.

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New in Our Portfolio: Fire Testers, Hotboxes and Guarded Hot Pipes

With the NETZSCH TAURUS® Instruments GmbH, the product portfolio of the NETZSCH business unit Analyzing & Testing has been expanded with fire testing systems, thermal conductivity measuring devices and heat transfer coefficient (U-value) measurement instruments (Hotboxes).

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NETZSCH EPS – A New and Affordable Standard Material for Testing Thermal Conductivity with HFM Instruments

The heat flow meter (HFM) method is mainly used to test thermal conductivity and thermal resistance of insulation samples. It is not an absolute method, therefore, the heat flow meter output needs to be calibrated with a standard material. NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH has recently qualified its own factory standard for calibration and validation of heat flow … Read moreNETZSCH EPS – A New and Affordable Standard Material for Testing Thermal Conductivity with HFM Instruments

Lambda-Measurement and the Fight against Condensing Humidity

Insulating Materials

Humidity plays a major role in the quality assurance of insulating materials. Ignorance in dealing with condensation and establishing good measurement conditions can result in unexpected measurement results. This article shows methods, that helps to overcome condensation issues in the quality assurance of thermal insulation materials.

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