The DSCI and High Pressure DSC827 provides rapid and precise determinations of transition temperatures using minimal amounts of a sample. The equipment is capable of characterising thermal transformations and properties that affect time or temperature dependent heat flow to a sample or material. Such properties include melting, crystallization, other phase- and glass transitions, heat capacity, chemical reactions and evaporation. The technique is widely used in characterising foodstuff and food biopolymers (e.g polysaccharides and proteins), organic and inorganic materials (e.g. graphite and polymers).