Blending sharpness for fuels and lubrication oils
In oil refining operations, reduction of sulfur ‘giveaway’ can be achieved by improving blending sharpness to comply with Tier 3, Euro VI and other environmental regulations. Excellent repeatability at low sulfur level, visualized in the graph, ensures sharper blending and thus less giveaway.
Monitoring of liquids and liquors during ore processing
Processing ores and concentrates requires frequent and accurate monitoring to ensure maximum efficiency and minimal costs.
Epsilon Xflow enables on-line composition control of processing liquids, liquors and reagents under tough process conditions.
Mine wastewater control
To minimize environmental impact and protect life in the area around mining operations from harmful elements, constant on-line monitoring of mine wastewater quality is mandatory.
Epsilon Xflow can detect traces of toxic metals and other elements to enable immediate counteractions, preventing environmental damage and penalties.
Monitoring of key minerals in liquid food products
Nutrient and mineral fortification are essential steps during the production of many food products. Accurate fortification, combined with homogeneous mixing, will ensure that the final product always meets the label claim.
Epsilon Xflow provides on-line monitoring of key minerals controlled in liquid products, including potassium, calcium and iron.
Elemental analysis within your process
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a non-destructive elemental analysis technology which enables you to measure your process streams without any sampling loss or chemical/physical changes. Real-time on-line XRF analysis provides fast optimization of many processes parameters and product properties.
Highly repeatable and accurate with low maintenance
The proven and robust Epsilon 3X technology used in the Epsilon Xflow is powered by the latest advances in excitation and detection technology. A well designed optical path, a wide range of excitation capabilities for light and heavier elements, and a fast high-resolution SDD detector system contribute to the power of the Epsilon 3X. The sum of all these innovations results in highly repeatable and accurate results with low maintenance.
Customizable to many production processesThe flexible design of the Epsilon Xflow makes it easily integrated into many different processes and process conditions. The solution is able to handle a broad range of environments, including harsh conditions due to:
- pH value
- Solvent polarity
Our specialists and engineers have more than 50 years’ combined experience in the field of industrial XRF – which makes us the experts in delivering turn-key solutions globally. When installing a solution, we do not leave the site before the on-line analysis is up and running smoothly.
Installations can include:
- Sample conditioning
- ATEX design
- Sample recovery and waste management
- Appropriate sheltering
- Process stream selection
Laboratory performance in every climate
Harsh conditions are common in plant environments. Several different features enable the analyzer to cope with harsh and changing climate conditions:
- Real-time corrections for temperature and air-pressure variations
- Heated electronics for operation in cold environments
- Extra cooling capabilities to handle tropical conditions
Monitoring of liquids and liquors in mining operations
Real-time analysis of liquors and reagents during ore processing
To extract valuable metals like copper, nickel or uranium from ore, aggressive and often highly acidic liquids are used. The Epsilon Xflow can cope with challenging process conditions while maintaining the required accuracy and stability over longer periods of operation. When impurities are detected, the multi-elemental capability of the analyzer makes fast counteractions easy. The on-line analyzer provides direct and accurate feedback on the leaching process and saves expensive reagents, lowering processing costs per ton of material.
Mine waste water control
Mining operations need constant on-line monitoring for their wastewater to prevent damage to the local environment from harmful elements. Epsilon Xflow can detect traces of toxic metals and other elements on the spot –making immediate counteractions possible before the damage is done. This helps the mining industry minimize environmental impact and avoid penalties.
Real-time monitoring of uranium leaching processes in highly acidic solutions
|Epsilon Xflow standard features
|Epsilon Xflow options
|15W X-ray tube, high resolution SDD detector
|Purge options (for operation in ATEX-regulated zones)
|A flowcell: configuration is adaptable to customer processes
|2 additional analog outputs
|Automated drift correction for stable, long-term operation
|Remote communication options
|Built-in computer, operated with touch-screen
|Extended operation temperatures
|Direct valve switching:
• 8 transistor outputs and 2 isolated relays outputs
• 2 analog outputs (4 – 20 mA) for stand-alone operation
Solutions to maximize the return on your investment
To assure that your instrument remains in top condition and performs on the highest level, Malvern Panalytical offers a wide range of services. Our expertise and support services ensure the optimal functioning of your instrument.
Service for a lifetime
- Phone and remote support
- Preventive maintenance and checkups
- Flexible Customer Care Agreements
- Performance certificates
- Hardware and software upgrades
- Local and global support
Adding value to your processes
- Sample preparation development/optimization
- Analytical methodologies
- Turn-key solutions for XRD
- Operations via IQ/OQ/PQ, quality assurance (GLP, ISO17025) or round robins/inter-laboratory studies
- Automation of lab processes
- Consultancy services
Training and education
- Training on-site or at our competence centers
- Broad range of basic and advanced courses on products, applications and software
Analytical services and calibration materials
- Expert (XRF) analysis services
- Oxides and trace analysis
- Customized calibration materials