Date recorded: May 05 2020

The concept of the analytical chain includes all the steps necessary to take a sample from its raw state to analytical data. As with all chains, this process is only as strong as its weakest link and sample preparation is of vital importance for the quality of data needed for elemental monitoring in the mining industry. For example, ensuring that impurity levels of mineral concentrates fulfill product specifications and quality standards thereby avoiding penalties or reprocessing requires full control of the sample preparation process for XRF analysis.

Based on customer feedback requests, this webinar will show you how a complete solution from Malvern Panalytical can simplify and speed up the necessary sample preparation steps and enhance the quality of the results. It is a fact that preparing mineral samples as fused beads enhances the accuracy and precision of XRF analytical results, and for this reason this webinar will focus on the technique. Root causes of problems or errors commonly encountered in the fusion sample preparation technique and how to avoid them will also be discussed. Finally, we will illustrate how Malvern Panalytical covers other links in the chain, such as integrated sample tracking capabilities, quality monitoring, simplified fusion methods, usage of high-quality chemicals, automated weighing and certified calibration standards.