Supply of thermal test objects

Supply of thermal test objects

Several ultrasound-related products are available, either directly from NPL or from our ultrasound partner organisation, Precision Acoustics Limited.

We can supply two different thermal test objects.

The first of these utilises the agar-based TMM and is intended for testing compliance with the limits for transducer surface temperature specified in IEC 60601-2-37. It is supplied with silicone rubber skin-mimicking layers for use when necessary.

The second type is for more general testing and research into ultrasound heating. It consists of a thin-film thermocouple sandwiched between pieces of the gelatine-based TMM. This Thermal Test Object is mounted in a 3-axis positioning system. The transducer is held above the TTO and acoustical attenuators (white discs) are placed between the two. This is mounted in a closed container with an acoustically transparent window. The design and performance is described in IEC62306.

Contact Name: 
Piero Miloro