Cost Effective Process and Quality Control by XRF for better Lifetime of Ceramic and Refractory Products

Kai Behrens1, Karl-Eugen Mauser2

1 Bruker AXS GmbH, Karlsrueh, Germany
2 Bruker AXS GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany


Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 96 - 98


To expand the lifetime of refractory products the elemental composition must be analyzed accurately and precisely during development and in production. It is a challenging task to achieve precise results in daily routine not only in the central laboratory, but also close to the mining of raw materials and in the process labs. The success depends on the one hand on the instrumentation. Even more important is to establish the same calibration and analytical quality control regime worldwide at each production site. Latest developments, like new multilayer X-ray optics and instrument design, will expand the analytical range, where flexible sequential X-ray fluorescence spectrometers can be used. New software functionalities, like the centralizedglobal calibration concept, will support companies to achieve the same high product quality worldwide in all their operations.


X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, analytical quality control, process control, centralized calibration



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