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Analysis of cement by XRF

In the cement industry, x-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) is one of the major techniques employed for raw material and final product quality control. Typically, “pressed pellet” sample preparation is used; however, the disadvantage to this is that this technique shows only relative data to known and accepted reference methods like fusion or wet chemistry and takes no account of the different mineralogical effects that may or may not occur. The FLUXANA VITRIOX ELECTRIC uses borate fusion to eliminate these negative effects and achieve high accuracy in XRF analysis. Fusion removes particle size effects and creates homogenious samples with perfect surfaces. The unique design of the VITRIOX ELECTRIC even allows the measurement of volatile elements like fluorine that is important in the analysis of cement samples. This makes it a great tool to achieve the highest precision in the analysis of cements and other materials.