ARL OPTIM’X XRF Analyzer
Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) is one of the most versatile analytical methods for elemental analysis of solids and liquids. Elements from boron to uranium can be analyzed in a wide variety of samples with high accuracy, precision and reliability. The technique and the analytical methods are mature enough to establish clear qualitative and quantitative characterization of diversified materials. Modern technological developments have helped to include WDXRF into standard test methods for analytical laboratories (ASTM C114, ASTM D2622, ASTM D6376, ASTM D6443, D7085, ISO 29581, ISO 14596, ISO 14597, ISO 15597) by virtue of its simplicity, flexibility, affordability and reliability. The cost per analysis is clearly advantageous over many traditional wet chemical and other spectroscopic methods.
Cement analysis requirements
The analytical requirements in cement QC laboratories demand elemental analysis for determination of CaO, SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, MgO, SO3, K2O, Na2O, Cl, etc. in raw meal, clinker and cement.
Slag analysis requirements
Slags originate from various stages in the iron and steel making process, e.g. blast furnace, converter, basic oxygen furnace/basic oxygen steelmaking (BOF/BOS), electric arc furnace, or ladle.
Slag has a double role: it permits removal of the gangue and allows exchange reactions with the liquid metal, permitting control of the process to keep the desirable elements in the melt while the others are removed.
The analytical requirements in iron and steel laboratories demand elemental analysis for determination of CaO, SiO2, Fe2O3, MgO, Al2O3, K2O, MnO, Cr2O3, TiO2, P2O5, Na2O and S in slags.
Sulfur analysis requirements
Requests for analysis of sulfur in fuels and oils are increasing as environmental regulations worldwide continue to tighten. Current fuel sulfur standards in some countries already reach as low as 10 ppm, with other countries following. Ensuring 10 ppm or less sulfur at the filling station means producing gasoline or diesel at even lower levels, around 4 ppm.
ARL PERFORM’X Sequential XRF Spectrometer
Solve analytical challenges in a wide range of applications with one comprehensive tool. The Thermo Scientific ARL PERFORM’X Sequential X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer for advanced materials characterization integrates bulk elemental analysis with mapping and small spot analysis to create a solution that evaluates up to 90 elements in nearly any solid or liquid sample. Industries as diverse as metallurgy, petroleum, polymers, mining, glass, cement and refractories as well as labs dealing with geochemistry, materials science, environmental research and forensics will benefit from its performance and versatility.
- Geological and environmental applications.
- Petroleum products, polymers and chemicals.
- Materials science and forensics.
- Major, minor and trace elemental analysis in raw materials, glasses, ceramics and refractories.
- Specialty alloys, metals and ores.
- Mining, minerals and cement such as slag analysis, nickel ore analysis, freelime analysis, bauxite analysis, tin ore analysis, copper ore analysis, percious metal, etc
- Applicable for ASTM C114, ASTM D2622, ASTM D6376, ASTM D6443, D7085, ISO 29581, ISO 14596, ISO 14597, ISO 15597
ARL 9900 Simultaneous-Sequential XRF Series
Save money and achieve quality control in your industrial process with full simultaneous and sequential capabilities integrated into one instrument. The Thermo Scientific ARL 9900 Simultaneous-Sequential XRF Series can be equipped with the innovative SmartGonio goniometer for simple, cost-effective configurations or the universal goniometer for more advanced, flexible analysis, while up to 24 monochromator fixed channels ensure rapid and simultaneous analysis to meet the demand for high precision in various industries like steel, copper, aluminium, cement and mining. Applicable for ASTM C114, ASTM C618 and ISO 29581.
- ARL 9900 can be fully calibrated for several material types ensuring rapid commissioning and fast return on investment
- XRF factory calibrations exist for cast irons, steels, brasses, bronzes, copper alloys, aluminum alloys, zinc alloys, tin alloys, magnesium alloys, nickel alloys, super-alloys, titanium alloys, cobalt alloys, ferro-alloys, cement, minerals, slags, limestone and dolomite, ceramics, glasses, soils, sediments, rocks and polymers.
- XRD factory calibrations exist for free lime in clinker, clinker phases, amorphous phase in clinker, direct reduced iron (DRI), etc.
Perform high-quality, reproducible and reliable elemental analysis that meets the most demanding requirements with x-ray fluorescence spectrometers. From bench-top EDXRF to integrated WDXRF-XRD systems, we provide fully automated solutions for process control laboratories serving the metals, mining, petroleum, and cement industries.
Achieve rapid material characterization and analysis to ensure product chemistry specifications are met. X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) technology is the gold-standard for accurate, nondestructive elemental analysis in a wide range of applications including cement, metals, mining, petroleum, chemicals, environmental and food.