Fraunhofer-Center HTL measures the composition, microstructure and properties of materials. On demand, the Fraunhofer-Center HTL develops application-specific characterization processes and gives customers advice on potential improvements to processes. The focus of testing at Fraunhofer-Center HTL lies in non-destructive as well as mechanical and thermal measuring methods.
The characterization of materials at high temperatures is one of the research focuses of the Fraunhofer-Center HTL. For this purpose, the Fraunhofer-Center HTL has commercially available systems for thermal analysis as well as specially developed measuring furnaces for determining specific properties. With commercial systems for thermal characterization and analysis, the Fraunhofer-Center HTL measures weight loss, heat capacity, heat of reaction and gas emissions amongst others in a controlled atmosphere (TG-DSC-MS).
The Fraunhofer-Center HTL offers a variety of measurement methods to analyze industrial furnaces on site and identify any potential for improvement. These methods are suitable for the analysis of pusher plate, tunnel, conveyor, roller, ring, chamber or drying furnaces and drying chambers. The goals are the analysis of the energy balance of furnaces on the one hand and the assessment of the temperature and atmosphere distribution in the furnace on the other. The former is used to improve energy efficiency, the latter to improve product quality.
Fraunhofer-Center for High Temperature Materials HTL designs energy-efficient heating processes and thus contributes to the sustainable technological progress of society. It develops high-temperature materials, high-temperature components and high-temperature measuring methods, thereby optimizing thermal processes. HTL works with systematic methods on a high scientific-technical level. The primary goal is the implementation of its developments in the industry.