THERMANSYS Hot Plates
|Dr. Stella Balomenou, Principal Researcher
Laboratory of Process Systems Design & Implementation (PSDI), CPERI/CERTH
"From day one, Thermansys people have been very inventive, responsive, helpful, and professional. The furnace has all the features to facilitate ease of reactor assembly and placement, and fast response for performing the complete range of measurements..." Solid Oxide Cell (SOFC/SOEC) Process
|Dr. Fotios Katsaros, Research Director
Materials & Membranes for Environmental Separations Laboratory, NCSR DEMOKRITOS
"The furnace is working perfectly since 2013. A significant point is that the furnace does not create any electromagnetic interference during its operation. Actually Thermansys Company provided an EMI filter for a homemade furnace in our lab which its EMI were affected other sensitive instruments in the lab..." Development and Physicochemical Characterisation of Nanoporous Materials
|Prof. Michael Stoukides, Head of Laboratory of Electrochemical Processes
Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH).
"Our laboratory has purchased two tube-furnaces from Thermansys, one of them accompanied by a temperature controller with their proprietary software, as well as several alumina crucibles. The latter have been very reliable and are more economical than similar products available other suppliers. The tube furnaces have also performed very well, giving great satisfaction. We have found the “single set-point” mode extremely useful and efficient, as our laboratory specializes in fabrication and testing of electrodes for electrochemical oxidation and hydrogenation reactions. Furthermore, all the THERMANSYS people know their products well and are by far the most helpful providers we have worked with, both before and after purchase. Using these two furnaces, 14 papers in international journals have been published in the past six years."
|Dr. Antonios C. Psarras, Researcher
Laboratory of Environmental Fuels and Hydrocarbons, CPERI/CERTH
"Thermansys furnace was utilized in an experimental bench scale unit, where a reactor was installed with fluidized bed configuration. The scope of the project was to investigate candidate materials as oxygen carriers in Chemical Looping Combustion process (CLC). Using the reactor thermocouple as feedback for temperature control, a control option provided by Thermansys controller, was very useful to achieve necessary accuracy and repeatability. The novelty of CLC is the inherent CO2 separation from the flue gases..." Investigation of Candidate Materials as Oxigen Carriers in Chemical Looping Combustion Process (CLC). Fluidized Bed Reactor Configuration
|Lori Nalbandian, Dr Chemical Engineer, Principal Researcher
Laboratory of Inorganic Materials (LIM) CPERI / CERTH
"The high temperature tube furnace of THERMANSYS is part of our high temperature - electrochemical measurements system. We measure both electronic and ionic conductivities of dense sintered perovskite samples, with Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)... We have been using the furnace for more than two years and no malfunction has occurred during this period. The people of THERMANSYS have been ready and willing to all our queries, while their work is reliable and professional." Electronic and ionic conductivities measurements of dense sintered perovskite samples, with Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)
|Dr. Costas Athanasiou, Assistant Professor,
Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace
"The research of the Laboratory of Non-conventional Energy Sources of Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, includes the preparation the operation of solid oxide, oxygen anions conducting cells, at high temperatures. The accuracy and the stability of both the preparation (up to 1500 oC) and the operation (up to above 800 oC) temperatures is a crucial factor. In 2013, we co-operated with the THERMANSYS team in order to design and construct a tailored high temperature furnace, able to regularly operate at temperatures as high as 1500 oC. The furnace can be programmed so as to accurately follow multistep temperature patterns, through a windows like interface, with upgradeable THERMANSYS software. Since then, the high temperature Thermansys furnace has been proven of absolute reliability, under demanding conditions, and the collaboration with the THERMANSYS team was excellent." High Temperature Solid Oxide Cells
|Dr. Stylianos Neophytides, Research Director, FORTH/ICEHT
Dr. Dimitrios K. Niakolas, Associate Research Assistant, FORTH/ICEHT
"We started working with Thermansys about 4 years ago, when they designed and constructed for us a new furnace. The specific instrument has all the features to serve our needs, on a daily basis. Furthermore, we are using other products from Thermansys, including ceramics. Especially, in the latter case we are in close cooperation for the customized design and production of a fully ceramic electro-catalytic reactor, which will enhance our abilities to conduct complete range of electro-kinetic investigation, under controlled reaction conditions and at temperatures up to 1100 oC. These are specific measurements for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Solid Oxide Electrolysis research, within EU funded projects.
Last but not least, we would like to remark our excellent cooperation with the people in Thermansys, who are always willing to promptly assist in the most professional way."
THERMANSYS Hot Plates
Dr. Filippos Farmakis, Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Enginnering Department, DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY of THRACE.
"We were searching for a customised solution of a hot plate inside a glovebox’s antechamber that could work under vacuum conditions, externally controlled by a temperature controller. Thermansys offered us a specially designed product according to our specifications at a very competitive price. The product was easy to implement and to operate as it was accompanied by the proper documentation. In addition, the product was intelligently designed at the feedthrough side where the vacuum conditions should be maintained in the antechamber. After three years of continuous usage, we did not experienced any reliability issues and no service was necessary.
My experience with Thermansys is extremely positive both in terms of product quality and technical support at all stages (design, implementation, operation, support)."