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Nuclear measurements webinars part 2: Calorimetry, and its combination with other radioactive measurement techniques Private content

This webinar series in two parts concerns nuclear measurements. The second session will focus on Large Volume Calorimetry as a direct, non-destructive, and very accurate method for the quantification of nuclear matter.

We will also introduce its combination with techniques such as gamma spectrometry as it can be implemented in complete solutions for nuclear fuel or waste characterization using automated systems.

WEBINAR: Nuclear measurements webinars part 1 – Introduction to Calorimetry, Thermal Analysis and some of their applications to the nuclear field Private content

This webinar series in two parts will concerns nuclear measurements. The first topic will focus on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry.

They provide solutions for the research and thermal characterization of nuclear materials, and for the quantification of radioactive elements throughout the civil nuclear energy sector: extraction of uranium ore, conversion and enrichment of uranium, manufacture of fuel, design of reactors, recycling of spent fuel, treatment of waste, etc.

WEBINAR: TGA FOR THE STUDY OF THE CORROSION OF MATERIALS AND OTHER SOLID-GAS REACTIONS Private content

Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)  is a well-established experimental method to study the growth of oxide layers on metallic alloys and can be employed to study gaseous, high temperature corrosion processes. Similarly, it can be employed to study many types of gas-solid reactions involving oxides, metals, or other advanced materials.

The webinar will introduce the technique, the most relevant SETARAM instruments, their features, and present several applications examples. It will be more particularly valuable for the researchers or engineers interested in gas-solid reactions, whether they work in  the aeronautics, nuclear, metals, alloys, process or other  industries .

WEBINAR: CHARACTERIZATION OF POLYMERS USING SETARAM THERMAL ANALYZERS AND CALORIMETERS Private content

Thermal analysis techniques are typically applied to the study of polymers and plastics whether they are applied to their thermal, structural or compositional characterization.The webinar will introduce examples of application of DSC (differential scanning calorimetry), TGA(thermogravimetric analysis), EGA (evolved gas analysis), microcalorimetry and manometry related to glass transition, crystallinity, thermal stability, and sorption capacities of polymers.

WEBINAR: NEW EQUIPMENT FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC) SORPTION BY THERMOGRAVIMETRY Private content

The emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) has become one of the main concerns of numerous industries (transport, aerospace..) Due to their major impact on the environment and human health, international policies have become more and more restrictive with regard to VOC emissions.

Thermogravimetry is a key technique to characterize VOC sorption. However, the analysis of VOC remains a challenge in view of their high boiling temperature and their reactivity. In this context, the SETSYS Evolution has been adapted for the assessment of sorption capacities and kinetics of a couple adsorbent/ vapour from vacuum to atmospheric pressure. In this webinar, we will explore this new equipment through different applications.

WEBINAR: CATALYSTS, ADSORBENTS, POROUS MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION: HOW CAN CALORIMETRY AND THERMAL METHODS HELP? Private content

Calorimetry and thermal methods are interesting characterization techniques as they allow porous materials users to have access to data like sorption capacity and sorption kinetics, which are related to the efficiency of the material. Additionally, they can provide key information about the energetics of interaction between a porous material and a test gas or liquid, and about the material’s surface properties. Many types of nano, micro or meso porous materials can be investigated, including Metal Organic Frameworks, zeolites, porous silica, activated carbons, etc…

WEBINAR: INNOVATIVE CALORIMETRY SOLUTIONS WITH HIGH PRESSURE, STIRRED CELLS Private content

High pressure calorimetry is a widespread technique for the characterization of materials and their reactions under process-like conditions for many applications. For example, the energy industry use it for gas hydrates formation / dissociation studies in the context of flow assurance or energy storage. The process safety field use it to produce thermodynamic data at the laboratory scale that can be used to design safe production processes.

After quickly introducing the calorimeters range of SETARAM Instrumentation, the presentation will focus on new high pressure cells with the capability of mechanically stirring the measured sample or reaction medium. As it will be showed with examples, this new type of cells solves a number of limitations of the currently available technologies. They have been developed and patented by the University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour, and licensed to SETARAM Instrumentation for their industrialization.

WEBINAR: HIGH TEMPERATURE SOLUTION CALORIMETRY (ALEXSYS CALORIMETER) TO STUDY THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS, PHASE DIAGRAMS, AND SURFACE ENERGETICS OF NANOCOMPOUNDS Private content

After quickly introducing the high temperature calorimetry line of SETARAM, the presentation will focus on Alexsys: the calorimeter design, methods of operation, practical tips, and applications. The latest research data from the Peter A. Rock Thermochemistry Laboratory will be presented concerning carbon and oxide nanomaterials, polymer derived ceramics, metals/alloys, and batteries materials.

The webinar will be valuable for the researcher or engineers interested in thermodynamic properties of materials, especially at high temperature.

WEBINAR -3D CALVET SENSOR BASED CALORIMETERS. WHAT THEY ARE? WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THEM? WHAT CAN THEY BE USED FOR? Private content

During this webinar, we will introduce 3D Calvet calorimetry sensors, that are based on thermopiles surrounding the tested materials. Details will be given on the different sensors and their specific Joule effect calibration procedure. Their benefits for calorimetric characterization of materials will be highlighted, with examples concerning of heat/deltaH and heat capacity/Cp measurements.

This webinar will be interesting for all researcher and engineers involved in DSC or calorimetry experiments, or that uses thermodynamic or thermophysical data like heat or heat capacity.

WEBINAR: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: NEW CONCEPTS, NEW PROCESSES, NEW MATERIALS. HOW AND WHEN THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY MAY HELP? Private content

After quickly introducing additive manufacturing and some of the available methods, we’ll cover the needs that can be addressed by thermal analysis techniques all over the production process: from the powder or filament to the final material.

The main thermal analysis techniques that can be valuable for the researcher or engineer interested in additive manufacturing will be introduced. Examples will be presented, covering the different steps in the production process, different materials (polymers, ceramics, metals), and the different thermal analysis testing needs.

WEBINAR-THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY APPLIED TO THE CHARACTERIZATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL MATERIALS, FORMULATIONS AND DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS Private content

All along the development and production process of a pharmaceutical material, dosage form or drug delivery system, thermal analysis and calorimetry provide valuable data on the materials structure or stability. They offer key data for the understanding of polymorphism, for the determination of amorphous content, of materials purity, for the stability of the dosage form. The webinar will introduce examples of application of DSC (differential scanning calorimetry), TGA(thermogravimetric analysis), EGA (evolved gas analysis), and microcalorimetry related to polymorphism, purity, thermal stability, protein based formulation (unfolding, aggregation), and API-excipient compatibility.

WEBINAR: THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE MATERIALS: OPTIMIZATION THROUGH SENSIBLE HEAT, LATENT HEAT, THERMAL STABILITY AND THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY TESTING Private content

Join experts from SETARAM Instrumentation and C-Therm Technologies Ltd. in a free webinar about thermal energy storage! Thermal Energy Storage (TES) is the collection of thermal energy for later use. Strategies for thermal energy storage include solar heat collectors, phase change materials (PCMs), eutectics and reversible chemical reactions. In most TES systems, a higher storage capacity, higher thermal conductivity, and longer cycling stability is desirable. In this webinar, we’ll explore the application of calorimetry to examine the specific heat, heat of fusion, and cycling stability of thermal energy storage materials. We’ll also examine the application of thermal conductivity testing of TES samples, such as PCM composites and heat transfer fluids.

WEBINAR: INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW THEMYS THERMAL ANALYSIS PLATFORM FOR TGA, HP-TGA, STA, DTA/DSC, EGA Private content

The new THEMYS thermal analysis platform will be introduced. It was designed to provide our users with better experimental control, quality results, instrument versatility and ease of use. Some of its main features & benefits will be presented, like:

  • Operating temperatures up to 1750 °C at atmospheric conditions or under vacuum, or up to 1 200 °C under pressures as high as 150 bar (2175 PSI).
  • Gas flow management options varying from single inert gas flow up to highly complex blends with up to 4 mass flow controllers, gas switching and blending devices, vacuum pumps and gauges
  • Three types of balances: HIGH SENSITIVITY, HIGH CAPACITY and HIGH VERSATILITY
  • TWIST & LOCK thermocouple connections, EASY FIT DTA/DSC rods, AUTO-TARE

Several applications will be shown as examples, including standard tests (CuSO4.5H2O, CaC2O4 at 50 bar), gas sorption, high temperature corrosion, and coal pyrolysis at 5 and 10 bar

WEBINAR: HEAT CAPACITY MEASUREMENTS BY CALORIMETRIC TECHNIQUES – PART 3 : HEAT CAPACITY OF LIQUIDS Private content

This third and last part of the webinar series on calorimetric measurements of specific heat capacity will focus more particularly on the challenges met with liquids. Continuous or stepwise methods are applicable as long as the effects linked with the vapor-liquid equilibrium are minimized or suppressed, for example with the use of dedicated calorimetric cells. We will provide the experimentalists with helpful tips and applications examples to assist with the heat capacity measurements and calculations.

WEBINAR: HEAT CAPACITY MEASUREMENTS BY CALORIMETRIC TECHNIQUES – PART 2 : HEAT CAPACITY AT HIGH TEMPERATURE Private content

Specific heat capacity Cp can be simply defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a mass unit of material by 1 K at constant temperature and pressure. The determination of this thermophysical property of a material is essential in a large range of application fields, more particularly when the considered material has to be cooled or heated, whether it is during its synthesis, treatment, use, or recycling.

WEBINAR: HEAT CAPACITY MEASUREMENTS BY CALORIMETRIC TECHNIQUES – PART 1 : HEAT CAPACITY OF SOLIDS Private content

Specific heat capacity Cp can be simply defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a mass unit of material by 1 K at constant temperature and pressure. The determination of this thermophysical property of a material is essential in a large range of application fields, more particularly when the considered material has to be cooled or heated, whether it is during its synthesis, treatment, use, or recycling.

WEBINAR: Introduction to Calorimetry, Thermal Analysis and some of their applications to the nuclear field Private content

Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry provide solutions for the research and thermal characterization of nuclear materials, and for the quantification of radioactive elements throughout the civil nuclear energy sector: extraction of uranium ore, conversion and enrichment of uranium, manufacture of fuel, design of reactors, recycling of spent fuel, treatment of waste, etc. The webinar will focus more on the characterization of the fuel (thermophysical properties, preparation, reactivity) and wastes (data to characterize their transport in the environment, their treatment processes, and their heat production).

WEBINAR:THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY APPLIED TO THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE Private content

Thermal Energy Storage (TES) is defined as the temporary storage of thermal energy at high or low temperatures. As most of the renewable energy sources (solar, wind, …) are intermittently available, the target of TES is to improve performances of energy systems with a smoother supply and an increased reliability. The three main types of thermal energy storage use sensible heat, latent heat or thermochemical heat. For each TES mode, various types of transitions or reactions are exploited.

The webinar will focus on how the thermal analysis and calorimetric methods can be used to investigate the different TES techniques and to characterize the transitions or reactions of typically used  materials (fatty acids, paraffins, organic substances, inorganic salts, adsorbents, clathrates).

WEBINAR: INTRODUCTION OF TITRATION TGA AND SETSYS VAPOR SORPTION Private content

Titration TGA is a new concept based on the injection of calibrated gas or vapor doses on a sample whose mass is measured by a thermobalance. The presentation will demonstrate how the method can be applied to the calibration of TGA-EGA systems, leading to quantitative analyses of the evolved gases even in gas blends. It will also focus on how – together with the new SETSYS Vapor Sorption instrument – Titration TGA allows for the characterization of gas and vapor sorption.

WEBINAR: Thermogravimetric Analysis, Simultaneous Thermal Analysis and Evolved Gas Analysis of organic and inorganic materials with the new LABSYS evo line Private content

LABSYS evo is a comprehensive line of thermal analyzers (TGA, STA or DTA/DSC) with two available temperature ranges, from room temperature up to 1150°C or to 1600°C. The presentation will detail more particularly the applications of:

  • LABSYS evo TGA 1150 : compositional analysis, moisture or solvent content, thermal ageing of organic materials like polymers, pharmaceuticals or petroleum by-products
  • LABSYS evo STA 1600 : study of the thermal behavior of materials that are exposed to extreme temperatures during their production, service, or recycling including inorganic materials like ceramics or metal

WEBINAR: SIGMAMETRY – MEASUREMENT OF RETAINED AUSTENITE IN STEEL Private content

Some steel based alloys, when quenched after being overheated, form a given quantity of residual or retained austenite. Being able to control the martensite/austenite ratio of the steel means controlling the quality of the material. Sigmametry is a measurement technique for QC of materials from production. It is based the ferromagnetic properties of martensite. It is commonly used by companies worldwide, as it is a very simple and quick method. We will review and compare different retained austenite measurement methods using sigmametry.

WEBINAR:Deformulation and Process Control via TGA-IR The Power of Hyphenation Private content

Failure analysis, process validation and competitive investigations often require a sample to be deformulated to identify components and to understand processing differences. TGA-IR provides tools for just this purpose. This webinar will describe the TGA-IR experiment and then focus on the infrared data analysis, using manual and highly automated tools, including the patented Thermo Scientific™ OMNIC™ Mercury TGA software.

WEBINAR:THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY IN PROCESS SAFETY APPLICATIONS Private content

Differential Scanning Calorimetry is the ideal thermal stability screening, small-scale (mg) tool for laboratories involved in process safety and thermal hazards investigations. The flexibility of such a technique allows the investigations with different experimental conditions to predict the various situations that can occur during a decomposition and to simulate the different parameters that can affect such phenomena.