Cluster analysis is a module in PANalytical’s HighScore Plus software that allows decision making on a strongly reduced data set that still represents the original incoming flow of data. As a result not every individual measurement has to be analyzed.
X-ray diffraction is a powerful tool for quality control and quality assurance in cement. It allows quantification of all clinker phases as well as additives such as slag, fly ash and pozzolan. Moreover, modern X-ray diffraction equipment allows rapid measurement enabling process control with a high frequency. However, the combination of rapid measurements and the large amount of parameters yield a large flow of information. This may complicate data evaluation and decision making.