Facts about LTP


  • The Laboratory for Thermophysical Properties (LTP) was founded in 1999 as an independent research organization and associate institute at the University of Oldenburg
  • LTP is a privately owned and managed company independed from any other company, institute or government department.
  • Our expertise in the field of chemical engineering, chemical thermodynamics, and reaction engineering is based on longtime experience in consulting for chemical industry.
  • Since 2005 the LTP laboratories and office are located in the new building at the Marie-Curie-Str. 10 in Oldenburg together with the partner company DDBST GmbH.
  • LTP has more than 200 customers from industry and institutes worldwide
  • The customers are from more than 20 countries
  • Main customers are chemical and petrochemical companies, car and automotive manufacturer and supplier companies, aerospace and food industry, engineering companies and patent law firms.
  • Nearly all of the global top 20 and 2/3 of the top 50 chemical producers are LTP customers.
  • About 100 small, medium, and large scale projects are completed every year.
  • LTP is very experienced in phase equilibrium measurements also at high pressures over a broad temperature range. The laboratory works since many years on transport and caloric properties and PVT data at elevated pressures.
  • With more than 40 set-ups for thermodynamic measurements LTP covers a broad range in temperature (from about 180 to 870 K) and pressure (up to 1200 bar).
  • LTP can measure more than 20 thermophysical properties for gases, liquids, and solids.
  • LTP has about 15 employees including scientific researchers, laboratory, technical and administrative assistants.