Thermal analysis in chemistry

Thermal analysis instruments play an increasingly vital role in the chemical industry, enabling the assessment of how heating and cooling affect the physical and chemical properties of various samples. They have become indispensable tools for research, product development, process optimization, and quality assurance.

One notable advantage of these instruments is their cost-effectiveness compared to other testing and measurement techniques. Additionally, they are user-friendly and readily adaptable to automation.

Thermal analysis in chemistry provides answers to a range of critical questions, including:

  1. How do chemical reactions respond to varying pressure conditions?
  2. What are the effects of gases on the properties of materials?
  3. At what temperature does a catalyst become catalytically active?
  4. Can a process be operated safely at elevated temperatures?
  5. Is a melting process accompanied by decomposition?

Through thermal analysis, one can determine crucial parameters such as melting points, phase transitions, decomposition points, and even gain insight into the kinetics of chemical reactions.

LINSEIS thermal analyzers operate within precisely controlled parameters, including pressure, temperature, and environmental conditions. The data acquired from these instruments forms a dependable foundation for optimizing chemical processes, ensuring process reliability, and aiding in the evaluation of simulations.

For instance, specialized equipment like the Linseis Transient Hot Bridge thermal conductivity meter is invaluable for testing the thermal conductivity of specific compounds, such as rubber. This equipment plays a pivotal role in dynamic mechanical analysis of rubber. Employing quality control tests for rubber compounds using these instruments ensures that products like O-rings, motor bearings, tires, window seals, and more can withstand the conditions they are exposed to.

This example illustrates just a fraction of the capabilities provided by our instrumentation in the field of calorimetry within chemistry and other applications. To explore our full range of chemistry analytical instruments, please refer to the listings on this page or get in touch with us for further information.

Applications with organics and inorganics

Chip-DSC 10 with Photo Hardware – Mercury Complex – Thermochromism
Chip-DSC 1 – Enthalpy of explosives – high energy DSC
DIL L75 VS HT – graphite – Thermal expansion
STA HP 1 – Pressure dependent decomposition
THB 100 – Rubber Compounds – Thermal conductivity
STA PT 1600 HS – calcium oxalate – high speed inductive STA
LFA 1000 – Silicone Oils – Thermal Conductivity
Chip-DSC 1 – crude oil analysis – wax appearance temperature
Chip-DSC 100 – Xerogel nanoparticles
STA HP1 – Coal gasification – HP STA
Chip-DSC 10 – Polyethylene (PE) – characterization of polymers
Chip-DSC 10 – Polypropylene (PP) – characterization of polymers
THB 100 – Ethanol-water-solution – Thermal conductivity
LFA 1000 – Sodium Nitrate – Thermal conductivity
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