For most materials that are softer than rock, METER recommends using the KS-3 sensor. If a diffusivity or specific heat measurement is required, then the SH-3 dual-needle sensor can be used in most instances.
Insulation, polymers, and building materials are all measurable with our instruments. However, some sample types are more uncommon than others. For questions or concerns about measuring the thermal properties of materials, please contact METER directly.