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Free Webinar on Cement Analysis Using the Zetium XRF Spectrometer with THETA Free Lime Channel

PANalytical, the world’s leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray and related techniques, announces their free webinar on Cement analysis using the Zetium XRF spectrometer with THETA free lime channel on 19 November 2015, presented by Harald van Weeren, Segment Manager Building Materials and Christos Tsouris, XRF Product Manager, PANalytical B.V., The Netherlands.

Chemical and phase analysis at various stages in the cement production process is the key for efficient cement production of good-quality cement.

With the introduction of the Cement edition of Zetium spectrometer, PANalytical now offers elemental analysis using WDXRF in combination with the innovative THETA free lime channel. This combination provides the most essential process control parameters in an easy-to-use and reproducible way from one single instrument.

In this webinar, the authors focus on the analysis of the free lime content using a free lime channel on an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. Free lime analysis is subject to various potential errors, which may yield poor process control. Arguably the most important source of error is the fact that free lime hydrates rapidly into portlandite during sampling and during sample preparation. This may lead to results that do not represent the true free lime content in the analyzed clinker. The THETA free lime channel is unique in that it measures the true free lime content through Total Volume Analysis. In this way the contribution of portlandite to the results is virtually eliminated, providing much more accurate process control.

Webinar details

  • Title: XRD for earth science
  • Date: 19 November 2015
  • Time: 10:00 AM EDT (4:00 PM GMT+1)
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Presenter: Harald van Weeren, Segment Manager Building Materials and Christos Tsouris, XRF Product

Manager, PANalytical B.V., The Netherlands

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For more information on PANalytical’s scheduled webinars see www.panalytical.com/webinars or read more about their solutions metals on www.panalytical.com/cement

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