Support to industry

The Research Group Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer provides advisory work to industry in its field of research. Companies in need of advice on problems in thermal engineering are welcome to contact us.

This work is conducted under the coordination of the Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET) consortium of the UGent. Please contact the SET responsible (Jeroen De Maeyer) for information on contracting, confidentiality, government support, etc.

The research group also has testing facilities which are available for industry:

  • Guarded hot plate method for the determination of the thermal conductivity of insulation and building materials (ISO 8302 and NBN B 62-201);
  • Parallel hot wire method for the determination of the thermal conductance of building materials (NBN B 62-202);
  • Determination of the autoignition temperature of materials.