Standards Enable Quality Assurance

National and International Standards

Standards are published documents that set forth specifications and procedures designed to ensure the reliability of materials, products, and methods. From a manufacturer’s perspective, standards support and simplify the development and implementation of technologies by addressing a range of issues, including the establishment of clear and consistent material, mechanical and dimensional protocols that can be universally understood and adopted. From a purchaser’s perspective, the knowledge that standards have been applied in the manufacturing process – especially when assessing new products in unfamiliar markets – lends trust in a product’s functionality and compatibility by allowing for verification that certain technical specifications have been met and certain quality assurance and test methods applied.  

The production of all NETZSCH instruments is based on the stipulations set forth in a variety of international standards, including DIN, ASTM, ISO and more.  

A list of standards and their corresponding Thermal Analysis methods and instruments is outlined below:

StandardDescriptionMethod(s)Instrument(s)
ASTM C177Standard Test Method for Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Guarded-Hot-Plate ApparatusGHPGHP 456 Titan®
ASTM C335 - 05ae1Standard Test Method for Steady-State Heat Transfer Properties of Pipe Insulation
ASTM C518Standard Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter ApparatusHFMHFM 436
ASTM C1363 - 05Standard Test Method for Thermal Performance of Building Materials and Envelope Assemblies by Means of a Hot Box Apparatus
ASTM D696Standard Test Method for Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Plastics Between −30°C and 30°C with a Vitreous Silica DilatometerDILDIL 402 Expedis Select/Supreme
ASTM D3418Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning CalorimetryDSCall NETZSCH DSC models
ASTM D3895Standard Test Method for Oxidative-Induction Time of Polyolefins by Differential Scanning CalorimetryDSC, (OIT)all NETZSCH DSC models
ASTM D4065Standard Practice for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: Determination and Report of Procedures DMADMA 242 E Artemis
ASTM D4092Standard Terminology for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical PropertiesDMADMA 242 E Artemis
ASTM D4419Standard Test Method for Measurement of Transition Temperatures of Petroleum Waxes by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)DSCall NETZSCH DSC models
ASTM D4473Standard Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: Cure BehaviorDMADMA 242 E Artemis
ASTM D4565Standard Test Methods for Physical and Environmental Performance Properties of Insulations and Jackets for Telecommunications Wire and CableDSC, (OIT)all NETZSCH DSC models
ASTM D5023Standard Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: In Flexure (Three-Point Bending)DMADMA 242 E Artemis
ASTM D5024Standard Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: In CompressionDMADMA 242 E Artemis
ASTM D5026Standard Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: In TensionDMADMA 242 E Artemis
ASTM D5418Standard Test Method for Plastics: Dynamic Mechanical Properties: In Flexure (Dual Cantilever Beam)DMADMA 242 E Artemis
ASTM D5470 - 06Standard Test Method for Thermal Transmission Properties of Thermally Conductive Electrical Insulation Materials
ASTM D5483Standard Test Method for Oxidation Induction Time of Lubricating Greases by Pressure Differential Scanning CalorimetryHP-DSC, SFI crucibles (OIT)DSC 204 HP Phoenix®
ASTM D5885Standard Test Method for Oxidative Induction Time of Polyolefin Geosynthetics by High-Pressure Differential Scanning CalorimetryHP-DSC (OIT)DSC 204 HP Phoenix®
ASTM D6186Standard Test Method for Oxidation Induction Time of Lubricating Oils by Pressure Differential Scanning Calorimetry (PDSC)HP-DSC, SFI crucibles (OIT)DSC 204 HP Phoenix®
ASTM D6370Standard Test Method for Rubber—Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry (TGA)TGA, STAall NETZSCH TG models, all NETZSCH STA models
ASTM D6382 / D6382MStandard Practice for Dynamic Mechanical Analysis and Thermogravimetry of Roofing and Waterproofing Membrane MaterialTGA, STA, DMAall NETZSCH TG models, all NETZSCH STA models, DMA 242 E Artemis
ASTM D7028Standard Test Method for Glass Transition Temperature (DMA Tg) of Polymer Matrix Composites by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)DMADMA 242 E Artemis
ASTM E228Standard Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials With a Push-Rod DilatometerDIL, TMADIL 402 Expedis Select/Supreme, TMA 402 F1/F3 Hyperion®
ASTM E831Standard Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials by Thermomechanical AnalysisTMATMA 402 F1/F3 Hyperion®
ASTM E537Standard Test Method for The Thermal Stability of Chemicals by Differential Scanning CalorimetryHP-DSCDSC 204 HP Phoenix®
ASTM E793Standard Test Method for Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization by Differential Scanning CalorimetryDSCall NETZSCH DSC models
ASTM E794Standard Test Method for Melting And Crystallization Temperatures By Thermal AnalysisDSC, DTAall NETZSCH DSC models, all NETZSCH STA models; exception for STA 449 F5: DTA only
ASTM E1131Standard Test Method for Compositional Analysis by ThermogravimetryTGA, STAall NETZSCH TG models and all NETZSCH STA models, using furnaces with an end-temperature of minimum 1.000 °C
ASTM E1225 - 04Standard Test Method for Thermal Conductivity of Solids by Means of the Guarded-Comparative-Longitudinal Heat Flow Technique
ASTM E1269Standard Test Method for Determining Specific Heat Capacity by Differential Scanning CalorimetryDSCall NETZSCH DSC models
ASTM E1356Standard Test Method for Assignment of the Glass Transition Temperatures by Differential Scanning CalorimetryDSCall NETZSCH DSC models; for DSC 404 Pegasus models: only when using a low-temperature furnace
ASTM E1363Standard Test Method for Temperature Calibration of Thermomechanical AnalyzersTMATMA 402 F1/F3 Hyperion®
ASTM E1461Standard Test Method for Thermal Diffusivity by the Flash MethodLFALFA 427, LFA 457 MicroFlash®, LFA 467 HyperFlash®
ASTM E1530 - 06Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Resistance to Thermal Transmission of Materials by the Guarded Heat Flow Meter Technique
ASTM E1545Standard Test Method for Assignment of the Glass Transition Temperature by Thermomechanical AnalysisTMATMA 402 F1/F3 Hyperion®
ASTM E1640Standard Test Method for Assignment of the Glass Transition Temperature By Dynamic Mechanical AnalysisDMADMA 242 E Artemis
ASTM E1782Standard Test Method for Determining Vapor Pressure by Thermal AnalysisHP-DSCDSC 204 HP Phoenix®
ASTM E1824Standard Test Method for Assignment of a Glass Transition Temperature Using Thermomechanical Analysis: Tension MethodTMATMA 402 F1/F3 Hyperion®
ASTM E1858Standard Test Methods for Determining Oxidation Induction Time of Hydrocarbons by Differential Scanning CalorimetryHP-DSC, DSC (OIT)Method B: DSC 204 HP Phoenix®, Method A: all NETZSCH DSC models
ASTM E1867Standard Test Method for Temperature Calibration of Dynamic Mechanical AnalyzersDMADMA 242 E Artemis
ASTM E1868Standard Test Methods for Loss-On-Drying by ThermogravimetryTGA, STAall NETZSCH TG models, all NETZSCH STA models
ASTM E1981Standard Guide for Assessing Thermal Stability of Materials by Methods of Accelerating Rate CalorimetryARCall NETZSCH ARC models, MMC 274 Nexus® using the ARC module
ASTM E2009Standard Test Methods for Oxidation Onset Temperature of Hydrocarbons by Differential Scanning CalorimetryHP-DSC, DSCMethod B: DSC 204 HP Phoenix®, Method A and Mehtod C: all NETZSCH DSC models
ASTM E2046Standard Test Method for Reaction Induction Time by Thermal AnalysisDSC, DTA, MMCall NETZSCH DSC models, all NETZSCH STA models, MMC...
ASTM E2105Standard Practice for General Techniques of Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) Coupled With Infrared Analysis (TGA/IR)EGASTA-FT-IR Coupling, TGA-FT-IR Coupling
ASTM E2550Standard Test Method for Thermal Stability by ThermogravimetryTGA, STAall NETZSCH TG models, all NETZSCH STA models
ASTM E2602Standard Test Method for the Assignment of the Glass Transition Temperature by Modulated Temperature Differential Scanning CalorimetryDSC, STADSC 204 F1 Phoenix®, DSC 214 Polyma, DSC 3500 Sirius, DSC 404 F1 Pegasus®, STA 449 F1 Jupiter®
ASTM F433 -02(2009Standard Practice for Evaluating Thermal Conductivity of Gasket Materials
ASTM F2004Standard Test Method for Transformation Temperature of Nickel-Titanium Alloys by Thermal AnalysisDSCall NETZSCH DSC models
ASTM F2625Standard Test Method for Measurement of Enthalpy of Fusion, Percent Crystallinity, and Melting Point of Ultra-High-Molecular Weight Polyethylene by Means of Differential Scanning CalorimetryDSCall NETZSCH DSC models
StandardDescriptionMethod(s)Instruments(s)
DIN 51004Determination of Melting Temperatures of Crystalline Materials by Differential Thermal AnalysisDSC, DTAall NETZSCH DSC models
DIN 51006Thermal analysis (TA) - Thermogravimetry (TG) - PrinciplesTGA, STAall NETZSCH TG models, all NETZSCH STA models
DIN 51007Differential Thermal Analysis; PrinciplesDSC, DTAall NETZSCH DSC models
DIN 51045Determination of the thermal expansion of solids - Part 1: Basic rulesDIL, TMAall NETZSCH DIL models, TMA 402 F1/F3 Hyperion®

DIN 65467

Testing of Thermosetting Resin Systems With and Without Reinforcement - DSC MethodDSCall NETZSCH DSC models
DIN EN 728Plastics Piping and Ducting Systems - Polyolefin Pipes and Fittings - Determination of Oxidation Induction TimeDTA, DSC (OIT)all NETZSCH DSC models

DIN EN 821-1

Advanced technical ceramics - Monolithic ceramics - Thermophysical properties - Part 1: Determination of thermal expansionDILall NETZSCH DIL models
DIN EN 821-2Advanced technical ceramics - Monolithic ceramics, thermo-physical properties - Part 2: Determination of thermal diffusity by the laser flash (or heat pulse) methodLFALFA 427, LFA 457 MicroFlash®, LFA 467 HyperFlash®®
DIN EN 821-3Advanced technical ceramics - Monolithic ceramics - Thermo-physical properties - Part 3: Determination of specific heat capacityDSCMethod B: all NETZSCH DSC models
DIN EN 1159-1Advanced technical ceramics - Ceramic composites - Thermophysical properties - Part 1: Determination of thermal expansionDIL, TMAall NETZSCH DIL models, TMA 402 Hyperion®
DIN EN 1159-2Advanced technical ceramics - Ceramic composites; Thermophysical properties - Part 2: Determination of thermal diffusivityLFALFA 427, LFA 457 MicroFlash®, LFA 467 HyperFlash®®
DIN EN 1159-3 Advanced technical ceramics - Ceramic composites, thermophysical properties - Part 3: Determination of specific heat capacityDSCMethod B: all NETZSCH DSC models
DIN EN 12664Thermal performance of building materials and products - Determination of thermal resistance by means of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter methods - Dry and moist products with medium and low thermal resistanceHFM, GHPHFM 436 Lambda, GHP 456 Titan®
DIN EN 12667Thermal performance of building materials and products - Determination of thermal resistance by means of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter methods - Products of high and medium thermal resistanceHFM, GHPHFM 436 Lambda, GHP 456 Titan®
DIN EN 12939Thermal performance of building materials and products - Determination of thermal resistance by means of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter methods - Thick products of high and medium thermal resistanceHFM, GHPHFM 436 Lambda, GHP 456 Titan®
DIN EN 13163Thermal insulation products for buildings - Factory made expanded polystyrene (EPS) products - SpecificationHFM, GHPHFM 436 Lambda, GHP 456 Titan®
StandardDescriptionMethod(s)Instrument(s)
ISO 6721Plastics -- Determination of dynamic mechanical properties -- Part 1: General principlesDMADMA 242 E Artemis
ISO 7111Plastics -- Thermogravimetry of polymers -- Temperature scanning methodTGA, STA
ISO 8301Thermal insulation -- Determination of steady-state thermal resistance and related properties -- Heat flow meter apparatusHFMHFM 436 Lambda
ISO 8302Thermal insulation -- Determination of steady-state thermal resistance and related properties -- Guarded hot plate apparatusGHPGHP 456 Titan®
ISO 8894-1 (EN 993-14Determination of Thermal Conductivity; Hot-Wire Method (cross array;λ ≤ 1.5 W/mK)
ISO 8894-2 (EN 993-15)Determination of Thermal Conductivity; Hot-Wire Method (cross array; λ ≤ 25 W/mK)
ISO 9924Rubber and rubber products -- Determination of the composition of vulcanizates and uncured compounds by thermogravimetry -- Part 1: Butadiene, ethylene-propylene copolymer and terpolymer, isobutene-isoprene, isoprene and styrene-butadiene rubbersTGA, STA
ISO 11357
  • Plastics -- Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) -- Part 1: General principles
  • Plastics -- Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) -- Part 2: Determination of glass transition temperature and glass transition step height
  • Plastics -- Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) -- Part 3: Determination of temperature and enthalpy of melting and crystallization
  • Plastics -- Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) -- Part 4: Determination of specific heat capacity
  • Plastics -- Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) -- Part 5: Determination of characteristic reaction-curve temperatures and times, enthalpy of reaction and degree of conversion
  • Plastics -- Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) -- Part 6: Determination of oxidation induction time (isothermal OIT) and oxidation induction temperature (dynamic OIT)
  • Plastics -- Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) -- Part 7: Determination of crystallization kinetics
DSC
ISO 11358Plastics -- Thermogravimetry (TG) of polymers -- Part 1: General principlesTGA, STA
ISO 11359Plastics -- Thermomechanical analysis (TMA) -- Part 1: General principlesTMA
ISO 11409Plastics -- Phenolic resins -- Determination of heats and temperatures of reaction by Differential Scanning CalorimetryDSC
ISO 22007Plastics -- Determination of thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity -- Part 2: Transient plane heat source (hot disc) methodLFA
StandardDescriptionMethod(s)Instrument(s)
JIS R 1167LFA