- Humidity control
- Accurate compensation on horizontal differential triple-coil balance
- Compact furnace greatly speeds up heating and cooling
- Dynamic TG measurement modes
- Stepwise isothermal analysis (SIA) method
- Constant rate control (CRC) method
- Measuring temperature range: Ambient to 1400°C
Humidity controlled STA
Measures weight changes and endothermic or exothermic reactions
STA8122/HUM is an instrument where TG-DTA measurements can be performed in a water vapor atmosphere with a constant relative humidity. In STA8122/HUM, TG-DTA measurements are carried out under a constant water vapor partial pressure. This instrument can provide a complete understanding of the sample’s thermal behavior with regards to different water vapor partial pressure, effective for applications such as hydrolysis of polymers, thermal behavior of hydrates in pharmaceuticals, debinding of ceramics.
TG-DTA measurements held at a constant temperature while changing the relative humidity measures the absorption ratio with regards to relative humidity useful for the sample’s water absorption property evaluation.
The humidity generator (HUM-1) uses N₂ base gas to create a water vapor containing a humidity controlled gas to be introduced to the TG-DTA.
Here, the TG-DTA is equipped with a specialized electric furnace that keeps the temperature constant through a circulator to prevent condensation even at high water vapor concentration atmosphere and can perform measurements at a maximum of 80℃ 90% RH atmosphere.
The humidity sensor equipped with a feedback control leads to a stable humidity for longer measurements. Since the relative humidity settings in TG-DTA is integrated in the temperature program, the user can change the relative humidity in each step of the temperature program.
|Technique||Simultaneous thermal analysis with humidity control|
|Benefit||TG provides information on the weight changes derived from reactions such as dehydration, evaporation, sublimation, desorption, decomposition, adsorption, oxidation, while DTA provides temperature information associated with endo- or exothermic reactions.|
|Technology||Horizontal differential thermogravimetric-differential thermal analyzer (TG-DTA)|
|Core attributes||Horizontal differential triple-coil balance system which is the mainstream mechanism because the thermal drift which apparent mass change with increasing temperature becomes negligibly small.|
|Mass (core unit)||31 kg (STA), 15 kg(HUM-1)|