The Cement edition of Zetium
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. When configured with the ED core, the time for the elemental analysis can be reduced even further. The ED core also stores measured spectra to help improve traceability of production quality.
The Cement edition of Zetium can easily be integrated into automated sample preparation and analysis systems. The spectrometer can receive samples from three sides allowing for flexible system setup. In most cases the instrument can even be fitted into existing systems, reducing the requirement for expensive laboratory re-designs.
The integrated robotic sample handler can pick up samples from the transfer points and load them into the spectrometer while the software interface takes care of transfer of sample information to the Zetium spectrometer and transmits the analysis results to the LIMS and/or plant control system. The system’s intelligence allows for additional (manually entered) samples to be analyzed in between the automatically fed production samples without any operator attendance.
The Malvern Panalytical automation team can provide automated systems as turn-key solutions in cooperation with world-renowned suppliers of sample preparation equipment.
Solid return on investment and minimal cost of operation
The Cement edition of Zetium eliminates the need for multiple instruments (for elemental and for structural analysis), ensuring an optimal return on investment with minimal cost of operation. The built-in flexibility allows for additional analytical tasks (like for example the analysis of alternative fuels) without the need for additional analytical equipment. The easy-to-use software enables even less experienced staff to operate the instrument without any risk of making mistakes.
Zetium is capable of analyzing all major and minor elements and compounds in the entire cement production, such as raw materials, raw meal, kiln feed, clinker and cement. Typical errors, including sample handling and sample preparation, are less than 1% relative.
Calibration maintenance is a routine operation based on a limited number of instrument control samples and drift monitors. These samples do not require maintenance and can be used over the whole lifetime of the instrument. The SuperQ software of the Cement edition of Zetium allows setting up automatic routine maintenance at chosen time intervals without human interference.
Determination of free lime
The THETA module of the Cement edition of Zetium is dedicated to the analysis of the free lime content in clinker. Operating in transmission X-ray diffraction (XRD) mode it can analyze 750 times more sample material than solutions based on XRD in reflection mode. The robust analysis has a typical reproducibility (4 point moving average) of 0.1 wt% (1s) at 1% free lime.
|Basic configuration highlights||Performance upgrades||Benefits|
|Fast sample changer and turret-style loading||Minimize time between samples
Remain at full power while samples are changed
Maximize stability and minimize the risk of tube window damage
|3.0 kW SST R Ag||Unique, drift-free, super-sharp SST R X-ray tubes feature new technology for improved robustness|
|THETA||Free lime quantification in clinkers using transmission X-ray diffraction
Analyzes up to 750 times more sample area than conventional reflection-geometry
Improved accuracy and ultimate kiln control
|WROXI or sample certification||WROXI application module, for the analysis of major and minor oxides in cement-related materials
Certification of up to 25 of your own samples by our ISO 17025-certified laboratory, for use as in-house calibration or monitor samples
|Robustness & uptime||Three unique technologies to protect the analytical heart of the spectrometer:
1. Dust collection and removal kit - removes dust from the sample prior to loading
2. Sample breakage sensor - senses if the sample breaks during loading and prevents introduction into the measurement chamber
3. CHI-BLUE tube window coating protects tube window from contamination without affecting the X-ray output
Standards (Reference materials)
Fluxes and chemicals
Molds & crucibles
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 assure an 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
- Turnkey 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) analyses services
- Oxides and trace analysis
- Customized calibration materials