The applications package for cement is designed for the needs of a typical control laboratory and comprises:
The VULCAN fusion machine from Fluxana
The current VULCAN series of fusion machines is based on more than 15 years experience working with fusion applications in industry. There are now more than 500 machines installed worldwide, renowned for their reliability in unbeaten reproducibility of results.
High purity pre-fused flux
High quality fluxes are essential for high precision analysis. Each batch produced is controlled and supplied to you with a certificate of analysis.
One set of calibration standards, ready to measure
This set comprises reference materials for two base calibrations
Cement, raw meal, clinker
Raw materials: sand, limestone, gypsum,bauxite, iron ore, fly ash etc
One set of drift monitors
The two multi element drift monitors supplied will be used to compensate for XRF spectrometer drift over time. During installation there is an optimisation procedure to guarantee long term precision, especially for the important elements, calcium and silicon.
One set of validation samples
The final validation is a critical step. The calibration will be checked with validation samples. These may be chosen by the user.
Installation of the method and calibration on site
The calibration will be installed and adapted to your XRF spectrometer to achieve the accuracy and precision required for the application.
Final validation with routine samples
The installation procedure will be completed with a validation check using routine samples from the user's process.
Comprehensive user training will be given on all aspects of the sample preparation, equipment and methods.
After sales support
After installation our applications team is on hand to answer any questions you may have related to the method and equipment. You are welcome to supply samples to the laboratory for comparative tests.
Contributions to round robin tests
Where available, you can be included in the periodic round robin tests to monitor the accuracy of your method. For cement, the reference material set BCS 354 was measured in 7 different plants using the Fluxana package, shown in the table below. Full details of this can be found in the application documents which you can download. CemCal application method for cement.