The new element in cement
The Cement edition of Zetium provides cement manufacturers with the perfect tool for rapid and robust analysis during all stages in the cement production process. The Zetium XRF spectrometer does not only analyze the composition of the raw material up to the final cement. It also serves as a tool to optimize the kiln throughput by using the analysis of free lime. Accuracy of the cement analysis is guaranteed by following the ASTM C114 norm as well as the ISO 29581-2 norm.
The Zetium’s short measurement times for accurate analysis guarantee fast response to production control systems while requirements for expensive and time-/labor-consuming wet chemistry are virtually eliminated. A typical measurement for the analysis of cement takes as little as 170 seconds, with just an additional 5 minutes for the quantification of free lime. When configured with the ED core, the time for an elemental analysis is even reduced to 90 seconds. The ED core also flags and reports unexpected elements detected during analysis. This considerably reduces the risk of processing unwanted material with the associated high costs and enables control of unwanted toxic components, which could lead to legislation issues.