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Phone:

Hotline +1-908-262-7060 x414  for SETARAM INSTRUMENTATION (US)

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Testing services

Our Application Laboratory has more than 30 years experience in materials characterization and is able to offer you a huge range of analyses.  We have a large pool of state of the art instrumentation ready to provide reliable thermal data.  On a daily basis we help to solve client’s problems from standardized testing on single or multiple samples, method development, complex data interpretation support and of course detailed instrument or application oriented training.

Alternately, do you wish to have some experience of thermal analysis and calorimetry before thinking of purchasing an instrument?  Do you have existing instrumentation but need extra testing on a new technique?  Do you want to leave thermal analysis and calorimetry to experts and just receive reliable, comprehensible information about your materials or processes?

Contact us and ask how we can help!

Available techniques include:

DTA (Differential Thermal
Analysis)
from 20°C to 2400°C* under controlled atmosphere
(composition: air, O2 ,H2 ,N2 ,He ,Ar, wet, etc…)
DSC (Differential Scanning
calorimetry)
from –120°C to 1600°C under controlled atmosphere
(composition, pressure up to 400 bar / 5800 psi)
High Sensitivity microDSC from –45°C to 120°C
TGA (Thermogravimetric
Analysis)
from 20°C to 2400°C* under controlled atmosphere
(composition: air, O2 ,H2 ,N2 ,He ,Ar, wet, etc…)
Simultaneous TG-DTA, STA from 20°C to 2400°C* under controlled atmosphere
(composition: air, O2 ,H2 ,N2 ,He ,Ar, wet, etc…)
Simultaneaous TG-DSC from -100°C to 1600°C* under controlled atmosphere
(composition: air, O2 ,H2 ,N2 ,He ,Ar, wet, etc…)
Calorimetry (3D Calvet type) from -190°C to 300°C*
mixing capacity (solid-liquid, liquid-liquid, solid-gas,
liquid–gas)
TMA (Thermomechanical
Analysis) – dilatometry
thermal expansion from 20°C to 2400°C under controlled
atmosphere (composition: air, O2 ,H2 ,N2 ,He ,Ar, wet, etc…)
Thermal conductivity and
effusivity
from ambient to 180°C on solids, powders, pastes, gels,
foams or liquids
Gas adsorption techniques
(volumetry, Sievert’s)
from -196°C to 500°C
from 0 to 200 bar
Heat Capacity -150°C to 1550°C (solids or liquids)
Simultaneous Evolved Gases
Analysis (MS, FTIR)
Analysis of vapors emanating from the sample
Applied to all above mentionned techniques except

* Maximum conditions depend on experiments, sample types, compatibilities…

 

Fields of investigation include:

Pharmaceuticals, biopolymers & Cosmetics

  • Polymorphism, crystalline / amorphous ratio
  • Glass transitions
  • Drug-excipient compatibility, stability
  • Dissolution profiles
  • Hydrates, solvates composition
  • Proteins unfolding and aggregation (IgG, collagen, …)
  • Purity

 

Ceramics, glasses, minerals

  • Sintering process optimization
  • Thermal expansion
  • Phase transitions, glass transitions
  • Solid-gas reactions (catalysts, zeolites, gas adsorption / absorption)
  • Hydration / setting of cements, mortars
  • Identification of evolved gases

 

Metals, alloys

  • Sintering process optimization
  • Thermal expansion
  • Phase transitions, Magnetic transitions (Curie point)
  • High temperature corrosion, oxidation
  • Martensitic transformation of shape memory alloy

 

Process safety

  • Onset Temperature of decomposition, heat and pressure of decomposition
  • Risks during synthesis or decomposition reactions
  • SADT, TMRad

 

Food products

  • Melting, crystallization, oxidation or decomposition
  • Amorphism / polymorphism
  • Unfolding, aggregation
  • Enzymatic reactions
  • Gel formation and melting of polysaccharides
  • Gelatinization of starch
  • Food processing: dissolution, dilution, neutralization,…

 

Energy

  • Hydrogen storage material
  • Fuel cell catalysts, membranes and electrolytes characterization
  • Self discharge / thermal stability of batteries
  • Gas Hydrates formation and dissociation
  • Crystallization of wax in gas oil
  • Oxidative stability
  • Transitions of Phase change materials CO2 (capture, sequestration, supercritical conditions applications)
  • Biomass

 

Polymers

  • Melting, crystallization and glass transition
  • Oxidative Induction Time
  • Influence of preparation / composition / pressure on glass transition or crystallinity
  • Thermal degradation of polymers + gas analysis (MS, FTIR)
  • Curing ratio of epoxy resins

 

  • Application Contact

Please send us your requests with information on the type of analysis, sample, temperature profile, atmosphere, and the number of samples. Toxicity information on the samples as well as precaution for handling is required.

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Documents to submit a sample
Safety form for handling of dangerous substances