- No Mess: The water from the melting ice runs off into the measuring cup — not on the lab table.
- Durable Test Materials: The wood, Masonite and Sheetrock are covered with a thin aluminum sheet for waterproofing and to ensure good thermal contact.
- Elevated Steam Reservoir: The hot reservoir is well above the lab table to eliminate heat damage.
How It Works
A block of ice is placed against one side of the test material. The other side is clamped against a steam chamber, establishing a constant 100°C temperature differential. The rate at which the ice is converted to water is a measure of the rate at which heat passes from the steam, through the test material, and into the ice.