Cement as a binder in the building industry has been known for centuries, but today it is even more important than ever. Cement literally is the foundation of our modern infrastructure, as binder in brickwork and walls; as floor screed in buildings; and as concrete in bridges, tunnels, ports, and other civil engineering projects.
The components in cement and cement products must be carefully monitored to meet the resulting physical requirements of the product such as strength, ensure economic operation of cement plants, and to comply with environmental guidelines.
One of the most critical elements is sodium (Na). This light element can be found in cement from traces up to several weight-percent. Its analysis must be fast; despite the analytical challenges it implies.
The S2 PUMA Series 2’s HighSense™ XP detector however is the perfect fit for this application. It is designed for the analysis of light elements and is equipped to ensure high count rates, even for light elements. Together with the powerful 50 W X-ray tube, the S2 PUMA Series 2 delivers analytical performance in short measurement times.
The dedicated CEMENT-QUANT is an out-of-the-box solution, which allows for the analysis of process materials in the cement industry, such as raw mix, clinker, and cement – fully compliant with ASTM C114 and ISO 29581-2 / DIN EN 196-2.
The S2 PUMA Series 2 can be integrated in to fully automated labs and thus is the only benchtop EDXRF with a professional link-up to conveyer belt or robot arm feeder. This makes it possible to run the cement plant on an EDXRF instrument or have it as a cost-efficient back-up solution for a larger WDXRF installation.