Micro-Foil® heat flow sensors are simple devices that can be used to measure heat flow in discrete locations. The sensors are unique because they are very thin and flexible to conform on flat or curved surfaces and provide minimal thermal perturbations to the heat flow. Installation is easy using conventional adhesives or joint filler to establish thermal coupling for good accuracy. They require no special wiring, reference junctions, or special signal conditioning. Applications for this unconventional measurement are continuously expanding along with the ability of control systems to utilize the performance information provided.
Holmberg, D. G., Womeldorf, C. A., 1999, Performance and Modeling of Heat Flux Sensors in Different Environments HTD-Vol. 364-4, Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer Division - 1999 Vol. 4, pp. 71-77.
Copyright RdF, 2002, NEW TEXT AND TITLE
Originally published as: "A SIMPLIFIED APPROACH TO HEAT FLOW MEASUREMENT"
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