The determination of the thermal conductivity of tubular insulating materials has meanwhile become the main testing activity in the testing laboratory for thermal insulation. Especially in industry the pipelines offer a great energy-saving potential. Gaseous or liquid substances have to be transported without their losing heat or coldness.
MPA NRW tests all kinds of flat, tubular and loose insulating materials, manufactured in the factory or at the point of use. National and European individual tests, surveillance tests, approval tests and initial tests as well as "Initial Type Tests" (ITT) can be conducted. The testing laboratory for thermal insulation posses all necessary recognitions for the national and European market.