Thermogravimetric Analysis

Stress Engineering Services provides Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) for thermal analysis of polymers, polymer based composites and elastomers. TGA can be used to determine the kinetics of decomposition of a material, the distillation temperature of a liquid, the effect of aging and medical sterilization, and the effect of prolonged exposure at static temperatures.

It is a valuable technique when used to analyze the organic/inorganic composition of a material. Samples can be as little as 1 mg. TGA testing can occur in various gaseous environments (Nitrogen, Oxygen, Air, etc.). Our expert engineering staff conducts analysis using both standardized and customized methodology.

Standard Tests:

ASTM E1131: Compositional Analysis via TGA

ASTM D6370: Elastomer Composition Analysis via TGA

ASTM D2584: Ignition Loss of Cured Reinforced Resins

ASTM D6558: CO2 Reactivity of Anode/Cathode Blocks

ASTM D3850: Rapid Degradation of Electrical Composition

ASTM D6375: Evaporation Loss of Lubricating Oils

Instrument Capabilities:

  • Temperature Range: 23°C to 1000°C
  • Isothermal Temperature Accuracy: ± 1.0°C
  • Isothermal Temperature Precision: ± 0.1°C
  • Balance Capacity: 1.0 G
  • Weighing Precision: ± 0.01%
  • Balance Sensitivity: 0.1 mg
  • Heating Rate: 0.1°C to 100°C per Minute
  • Purge Gas Availability: Nitrogen, Oxygen, Air, Argon, Helium

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