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Optimize your cement process

Reduce product variation, extend quarry life and meet control requirements. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a complete line of instruments, equipment and software to help cement producers improve product quality, boost efficiency, lower productions costs, and create safer, cleaner production lines.

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Online elemental analyzers can monitor material chemistry in real time, allowing for adjustments that will help extend the life of the quarry. Belt scales and tramp metal detectors help monitor the process. Handheld XRF analyzers can quickly measure any samples in the quarry.

Coal is still used in approximately 90% of cement plants globally, to deliver the energy needed for the heat inside the kiln. PGNAA analyzers are used to control the coal blend.

XRF and online elemental analyzers, connected by innovative software, work together to feed materials to the raw mill in the correct proportions to ensure the optimal “blend” of these materials.

Emissions monitoring is extremely critical for cement plants. Continuous emissions monitoring systems and air quality analyzers are just some of the critical tools for cement plants.

PGNAA and XRF analytical instruments and related software provide the elemental analysis needed for optimal cement raw material blending. XRD instruments are used for phase analysis of clinker.


The Thermo Scientific™ CB Omni™ Agile Online Elemental Analyzer provides unprecedented flexibility, reliability, and accuracy for various applications:

  • Mine Grade Control
  • Material Sorting
  • Material Blending
  • Stockpile Control

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Download cement analysis eBooks

Online elemental analyzers based on PGNAA or PFTNA technology can help help cement, coal, and steel producers achieve consistent raw material quality, boost efficiency, and lower productions costs.

To learn more about how PGNAA and PFTNA technology works, download our free eBook, A Guide to PGNAA and PFTNA Technology for Non-Scientists.

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From mineral analysis to complete bulk weighing monitoring and sampling systems to informatics, discover the latest equipment and technology to help optimize your mining operations, and keep coal, cement, or mineral processing operations running efficiently, safely, and profitably.

Download eBook

Online elemental analyzers based on PGNAA or PFTNA technology can help help cement, coal, and steel producers achieve consistent raw material quality, boost efficiency, and lower productions costs.

To learn more about how PGNAA and PFTNA technology works, download our free eBook, A Guide to PGNAA and PFTNA Technology for Non-Scientists.

Download eBook

From mineral analysis to complete bulk weighing monitoring and sampling systems to informatics, discover the latest equipment and technology to help optimize your mining operations, and keep coal, cement, or mineral processing operations running efficiently, safely, and profitably.

Download eBook

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