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An International Study of Guarded Hot Plate Laboratories Using Fibrous Glass and Expanded Polystyrene Reference Materials

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Author(s)

Robert R. Zarr, James J. Filliben

Abstract

Thermal conductivity measurements of four thermal insulation reference materials are presented. The measurements were obtained from an international study of guarded-hot-plate laboratories from Canada, France, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States. For each reference material, the study requires five independent replicate measurements at a fixed temperature of 297.15 K; and, single-point measurements from 280 K to 290 K 300 K, and 320 K. An important finding from the replicate analysis is the existence of a laboratory-material interaction, that is, there are laboratory-to laboratory differences in both location and in variation, that change from material to material. The major underlying source for the variability (both within- and between-laboratory) in the replicate data is discussed. The analysis of the multi-temperature (280 K to 320 K) data supports the laboratory-material interaction as exhibited in the fixed-temperature replicate data. The multi-temperature analysis also reveals an increasing difference between laboratories as the temperature departs from 297.15 K.
Proceedings Title
Insulation Materials: Testing and Applications, Symposium | 4th | Insulation Materials: Testing and Applications: ASTM Special Technical Publication | ASME
Volume
1426
Conference Dates
October 21-22, 2002
Conference Title
American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Keywords

certified reference material, guarded hot plate, interlaboratory, reference materials, SRM, thermal conductivity, thermal insulation

Citation

Zarr, R. and Filliben, J. (2002), An International Study of Guarded Hot Plate Laboratories Using Fibrous Glass and Expanded Polystyrene Reference Materials, Insulation Materials: Testing and Applications, Symposium | 4th | Insulation Materials: Testing and Applications: ASTM Special Technical Publication | ASME, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860857 (Accessed May 30, 2024)

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Created October 1, 2002, Updated February 19, 2017