Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA) generally refers to the simultaneous application of Thermogravimetry (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) to one and the same sample in a single instrument.
The STA 409 PC/PG Luxx® is one of the most versatile STA systems for routine use in material research and development as well as in quality assurance.
|Temperature range:||RT … 1550°C|
|Heating and cooling rates:||0.01 K/min … 50 K/min (dependent on furnace)|
|Weighing range:||18000 mg|
|TG resolution:||2 µg|
|DSC resolution:||< 1 µW (dependent on sensor)|
|Atmospheres:||inert, oxidizing, reducing, static, dynamic|
|Gas flow control for 2 purge gases and 1 protective gas (optional)|
|Mass flow control for 3 gas channels (optional for STA 409 PG)|
Vacuum-tight assembly up to 10-2 mbar
Evolved gas analysis (EGA) is a method used to study the gas evolved from a heated sample that undergoes decomposition or desorption. It is possible to detect which gas is evolved using evolved gas detection (EGD).
The combination with an FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer) has become popular, especially in the polymer producing, chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
ITRI’s UK laboratory is experienced at providing simultaneous thermal analysis test results, with a fast turnaround, at very competitive rates using a STA 409 PC/PG Luxx STA analyser.