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          Hot Wire



the Model TCH-16 Hot Wire system measures the thermal conductivity of a single sample of refractory material with a thermal conductivity up to 15 W/mK at temperatures between ambient and up to 1650°C in air. The 4 sample furnace (9 inch brick samples) is lined with high purity ceramic fiber and is heated with molybdenum disilicide heating elements, and controlled with a type "S thermocouple.

Operated according to ASTM C-1113


  • 1600°C furnace 

  • Programmable process controller

  • Sensor system for the Hot Wire array

  • Platinum Hot Wire Harness

  • Type "S" thermocouples

  • computer software

  • Accessories and instruction manual. (Computer not included)




Model: TCH-16

Warranty: 12 Months

Temperature Range: RT to 1,650°C

Furnace: Sideload, box furnace

Thermocouples: Type "S" 2 wire

Samples: x4 channels

Max Sample Size: 9 inch Brick

Heating elements: molybdenum disilicide x10

Furnace Power control: 4-20ma SCR

Power controls: includes E-Stop

Temperature Control: User Programmable, PID Controller 

Heating Rate: 1 to 30°C/minute

Power Requirements: 240vac/70amp 50/60Hz

Data Acquisition: Software included

Data Analysis: Software included

Computer Interface: Ethernet

Overtemp: Included

Electrical Resistivity: Optional

Approximate weight: 1323 lbs (600kg)

Furnace Footprint: Length x Depth x Height  40 x 37 x 72 (102 x 94 x 183 cm)

Hot Wire System
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