Elemental and Phase Analysis of Clinker and Cement

Optimize quality and process control

Elemental and phase analysis of clinker ensures consistent clinker quality, which is the key to high-performance concrete. The determination of the elemental composition of clinker can be achieved using Thermo Scientific XRF instruments. Analysis of phases such as free lime in clinkers and limestone additions in cement by Thermo Scientific XRD analyzers has been extremely useful in controlling the kiln process and the quality of the end product. Mineralogy is important at this stage as well and is measured in the lab by XRD technology.

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Ensure consistent clinker quality with both chemical and phase analysis in one simple operation. The Thermo Scientific ARL 9900 Total Cement Analyzer combines X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) technologies to provide fast process monitoring during the critical phases of cement manufacturing. The integrated XRD is capable of providing analysis for quartz in raw meal, hot meal, free lime in clinker, clinker phases & additions in cement.

ARL SMS-XY Automation for XRF

Increase your capacity to handle more samples in less time. The Thermo Scientific ARL SMS-XY Automation for XRF permits continuous and unattended operation of Thermo Scientific ARL 9900 series or Thermo Scientific ARL PERFORM'X X-ray Spectrometers. Increased automation brings increased analysis quality, lower analysis costs, a more sustainable analysis cadence with predictable and reproducible response times and a short payback period for various types of applications in cement.

ARL SMS-Omega XRF Instrument

Keep up with production demands with automated XRF analysis. Automatic sample preparation and handling without user intervention combine with rapid analysis to provide high-quality results. This innovative solution has a compact footprint of less than 1m2, so it can be installed in centralized laboratories or on production shop floors, wherever fully automated industrial production control is needed. Instrumentation is particularly well-suited for oxides associated with minerals and cement.

ARL SMS-3500 Automation for Twin OES or XRF

Drive process control laboratory efficiencies in the cement industry with the Thermo Scientific ARL SMS-3500 Automation for Twin OES or XRF, a complete laboratory workflow automation solution. The automation of multiple spectrometers and preparation machines with the ARL SMS-3500 system offers reduced sample analysis cost, increased sample throughput, better reproducibility and higher quality results for users requiring more comprehensive and integrated automation solutions in the cement industry

ARL EQUINOX 100 X-ray Diffractometer

Get a dedicated XRD instrument with the compact and affordable Thermo Scientific ARL EQUINOX 100 X-ray Diffractometer for cement phase analysis. Occupying a third of the space of a conventional diffractometer, this stand-alone, transportable benchtop instrument offers true flexibility. No external water cooling is required, and it plugs into a standard electrical power outlet. This instrument simplifies operation without sacrificing speed or performance. Thanks to a specific real time detection mode, measurements are completed in a few seconds.

Ensure consistent clinker quality with XRD technology. Thermo Scientific ARL EQUINOX 1000 X-ray diffractometer (XRD) is designed to meet structural and phase analysis requirements in both industrial and research laboratories.

Video: Benchtop x-ray diffraction system for fast, dynamic analysis