What is Heat Flux? What are Heat Flux Sensors?
What is the difference between Heat Flux and Temperature?
Heat flux is the amount of thermal energy that is moving through a material while temperature is more of a measure of the amount of thermal energy contained at a certain point.
How does a Heat Flux Sensor Work?
Why is measuring Heat Flux important compared to Temperature?
Heat flux is a valuable measurement to make in a wide variety of applications. While temperature typically can only tell you about the current state of a thermal system, heat flux can be used to predict the future behavior of a system.
What is the Temperature and Heat Flux Range of FluxTeq's Heat Flux Sensors?
FluxTeq's PHFS heat flux sensor product line is specified to endure temperatures within the range of -50 to 120 degrees Celsius (-58 to 248 degrees Fahrenheit). Heat flux range for the PHFS sensors is approximately +/- 150 kW/m^2 or +/- 47,500 BTU/(ft^2-hr).
Is anything (besides the sensor itself) required to take Heat Flux measurements?
Can I order Heat Flux Sensors in custom sizes or shapes?
Yes! FluxTeq has the unique capability of manufacturing custom sized heat flux sensors for your application. Such custom work does require initial tooling costs and longer lead times but we are willing to work with you to design the best sensor size/layout for your testing. Please inquire about custom jobs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +1-540-257-3735.
What is the Lead Time for Heat Flux Sensor and FluxDAQ Measurement Systems?
FluxTeq prides itself on very short leads times compared to competitor heat flux sensor companies. Typically, small orders for our PHFS heat flux sensors, FluxDAQ and FluxDAQ+ measurement systems only have lead time of 1 - 2 business days before they are shipped out to you. Larger orders may have slightly longer lead times depending on the quantity. Orders for FluxTeq's specialty HTHFS-01 high temperature heat flux sensors typically have lead times of 2 - 4 weeks but can also depend on the order quantity. Inquire about lead times at email@example.com to find out exactly what they would be for your order.
What's the advantage to FluxTeq's Heat Flux Sensors over its competitors?
There are a number of advantages to FluxTeq's sensors over other heat flux sensor manufacturer's products. Not only is the PHFS product line offered at a fraction of the retail price but the PHFS sensors maintains similar or better performance characteristics of high sensitivity, small thermal resistance and overall durability of the sensor. The PHFS-01 heat flux sensor model is also thin and flexible which is ideal for mounting to curved surfaces. Also, the HTHFS-01 high temperature heat flux sensor pushes the limits by being able to withstand the highest temperatures of any commercially available heat flux sensor at a maximum of approximately 1000 degrees Celsius (1832 degrees Fahrenheit).
What is the difference between the PHFS-01, PHFS-01e, PHFS-09e and HTHFS-01 Heat Flux Sensors?
Each of the different sensor models has its own set of characteristics that were designed for different applications. The table below compares some of their attributes and current applications.
Are there instructions for the Heat Flux Sensors?
Yes, below are links to PDF documents that explain how to use PHFS heat flux sensors. The first document explains general use of the sensors while the second document details how to use the sensors to measure R-value of a material.