Building Materials

The number of building materials used for construction purposes increases with the fields of application. This also increases the need to be able to make informed statements regarding the properties of the various media and compliance with the standards. The inspection of building materials not only ensures that all requirements of applicable laws and regulations are met. Documented safety standards also reduce the liability risk of all those involved in the construction project.

Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA) is ideally suited for the investigation and characterization of building materials such as concrete, cement, mortar, and other mineral building materials. Glass transitions of modified glass, binder burnout, and decomposition behavior can be analyzed, as well as the degree of cement hydration along with expansion and shrinkage.

Compared to an analysis using two separate devices, the STA has the great advantage of measuring weight change and the caloric reaction simultaneously. The same experimental conditions (atmosphere, heating rate etc.) apply to thermogravimetry (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). This allows significantly more accurate examination results and a greater information gain.

The LINSEIS products for simultaneous thermal analysis yield the highest accuracy, highest resolution, and long term drift stability. The Linseis systems have become indispensable tools in many areas and are now in use worldwide.

A Dilatometer can provide essential information relative to expansion and shrinkage behavior of building materials during their production process and at their final location. Linseis systems are extremely modular and can enhance scientific discovery of materials easily.

Determination of thermal conductivity with a HFM-Heat Flow Meter or LFA-Laserflash of building materials becomes more and more crucial as the demand for insulation materials and energy savings increases.

DTA PT 1600

  • High temperature DTA
  • Modular instrument design (sample robot, gas dosing systems, muliple furnaces on a turntable, etc.)
  • Qualitative analysis of endothermic and exothermic reactions
  • Temperature range: -150°C up to 1000/1600/1750/2400°C


  • High performance Heating Microscope for demanding applications
  • Vacuum tight design
  • optional gas dosing systems
  • Temperature range: -100°C up to 1500/ 1700/2000°C

DIL L74 Optical

  • Non contact optical Dilatometer
  • Vacuum tight design
  • optional gas dosing systems
  • -100°C up to 1500/1700/2000°C

DIL L75 High Pressure

Linseis Hochdruckdilatometer
  • The worlds only pressure Dilatometer
  • up to 150 bar variable pressure and gas dosing
  • RT up to 1000/1550/1800°C

DIL L75 PT Horizontal

  • High performance horizontal single, differential or double pushrod Dilatometer
  • Temperature range: -180 up to 1000/1600/2800°C
  • LVDT or optical Encoder

DIL L75 PT Quattro

DIL PT Quattro
  • High troughput vertical “Zero Friction”Dilatometer for up to 4 samples
  • Temperature range RT up to 1000/1400/1600/2000°C

DIL L75 PT Vertical

  • Vertical “Zero-Friction” Dilatometer
  • Multi furnace option (up to 3 furnaces)
  • Different furnaces: -263 up to 1000/1600/1750 …2800°C


  • Robust workhorse pushrod Dilatometerfor quality control applications
  • Temperature range RT up to 1000/1400/1600°C

DSC PT 1600

  • Modular high temperature DSC
  • Determination of specific heat (Cp) and enthalpy from high temperature metals and ceramics
  • Temperature range -150 to 2400°C

STA PT 1600

  • (TGA) Thermogravimety and (DSC) Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • True top loading TG-DSC heat flux sensors
  • Numerous user excheangable TG, TG-DSC and TG-DTA sensors for any kind of application
  • Modular design: sample robot, turntable for up to two furnaces, vacuum tight design, different gas dosing systems, high pressure (up to 5 bar) option, vapor dosing system etc.
  • Temperature range: -150 up to 1600/1750/2000/2400°C

TGA PT 1600

  • Modular top loading high temperature Thermobalance (TGA)
  • Numerous options and upgrades: sample robot, gas dosing system, vacuum, many different sample holders and crucibles for different applications
  • Temperature range: -150 up to 1000/ 1400/ 1600/ 1750/ 2000/ 2400°C


Linseis HFM

HFM – Heat Flow Meter – The perfect solution for isolating materials

Temperature range:

  • Fixed 0 to 40°C
  • var. 0 to 100°C
  • -20 up to 75°C
  • var. -30 to 90°C
  • var. -20 to 70°C


Linseis THB

THB – Transient Hot Bridge – Sandwiched Sensor type Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity measurements

Service temperature:

  • –150°C up to 200°C
  • -150°C  up to 700°C

LFA 500


LFA 500 – LightFlash Analyzer – The robust workhorse

Temperature range:

  • -50 up to 500°C
  • RT up to 500°C / 1000°C / 1250°C


Linseis TIM Tester

The LINSEIS TIM-Tester (Thermal Interface Material Tester) measures the thermal impedance of sample materials and identifies an apparent thermal conductivity for a wide range of materials

  • Automatic pressure adjustment using electric actor (up to 8 MPa)
  • Automatic thickness determination using high resolution LVDT
  • Temperature range: RT up to 150°C or RT up to 300°C (on request)