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WL 900 Heat Conduction Trainer
Education / GUNT Hamburg / Thermal Engineering and HVAC / Fundamentals of Thermodynamics /

This unit is used to investigate steady-state and non-steady-state heat conduction processes. An interchangeable cylindrical specimen is fitted between a heat source and a heat sink. The specimen is prefitted with twelve thermocouples distributed along its length. The electrical heat source is controlled electronically. The heat sink is water-cooled.

  The temperatures of the heat source, cooling water and specimen are indicated. There are also displays for heating capacity and cooling water flow rate. The thermal conductivity can be calculated using the measured data. In addition, it is possible to transfer the measured data to a computer via USB and display the data on the computer. The software is included.

  A temperature step can be generated by adjusting the flow of cooling water. With the aid of the PC the non-steady-state temperature distribution in the specimen can be displayed against position and time.


Learning Objectives / Experiments

- Steady-state heat conduction
- Non-steady-state heat conduction
- Temperature-time curves
- Determination of the thermal conductivity
- Thermal conductivities of different metals (steel, copper, aluminium, brass)


[1] Trainer to determinate the steady state and non-steady state thermal conductivities
[2] Water-filled heat source and heat sink
[3] Raised tank with overflow to generate a constant initial pressure
[4] Temperature and flow rate measurement for cooling water
[5] Electric heater with PID controller
[6] Digital displays: heating capacity, temperatures
[7] LabVIEW software for data acquisition via USB under Windows XP or Windows Vista 


Technical Data


- power: 800W

- temperature: 20...80°C


- Cu, Al, brass; Dxl: 40x450mm

- steel, Dxl: 40x300mm

- VA, Dxl: 40x300mm

Heating tank: 5L

Cooling tank: 0.5L

Raised tank: approx. 6L

Flow meter: 15...230cm³/min
14 temperature sensors

- 12x along the specimen

-  2x in cooling water circuit


Measuring ranges

- temperature: 0...200°C

- power: 0...1000W


Dimensions and Weight
l x w x h: 1000 x 700 x 1745 mm
Weight: approx. 96 kg
Required for Operation
230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, 60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, CSA, 1 phase
Cold water supply 3bar, 150L/h
Scope of Delivery

1 trainer

5 specimens

1 LabVIEW software CD + USB cable

1 manual

Order Details
060.90000  WL 900  Heat Conduction Trainer