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Cement

X-ray Solutions for Cement Materials

In the cement production process, the chemical and mineralogical composition of various materials—including finished cement—are analyzed to control production and ensure consistent product quality. In order to obtain accurate and precise analytical information—enabling tight production and quality control, as well as compliance with international standards—all raw materials, intermediates and finished products are analyzed.

Rigaku offers well-established X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyzers that address the analytical requirements of the cement industry. We offer benchtop, floor-standing and automated analyzers, as well as various cement solution packages.

Before being used in production, raw meals and raw materials such as limestone, clay, bauxite, silica sand and iron ore are analyzed by XRF to determine their elemental composition. To determine their quality, these materials are also analyzed by XRD to determine the mineral composition. Analysis of the raw materials by XRF and XRD is easy and fast.

Clinker materials produced by calcining and sintering processes of raw meal are analyzed by XRF to determine their elemental composition. Mineral compositions—such as free lime—in addition to major phases (alite, belite, aluminate, ferrite and their crystalline polymorphs) and other crystalline phases are also analyzed by XRD to determine the quality of the materials. Analysis of the clinkers by XRF and XRD is easy and fast.

Finished cements with added gypsum, limestone, and other clinker additives are analyzed by XRF to determine the elemental composition. In addition to clinker materials, the additive minerals are also analyzed by XRD to determine the quality of the materials. Analysis of the finished cements by XRF and XRD is easy and fast.

Cement Overview

Applications

Application Note

Blast furnace slag analysis using fusion method by WDX

Cement is one of the most important materials for construction. Various physical properties are given to cement by changing the mineral composition of...

Application Note

Coal fly ash analysis by fusion method by WDX

This application note demonstrates the capabilities of a low-cost, benchtop WDXRF spectrometer for rapid quantitative elemental analysis of cement raw meal.

Application Note

Quantification Of Blast Furnace Slag In Blast Furnace Cement By Rietveld Refinement Using...

In recent years, blended cement—cement into which additional constituents are mixed—has been widely produced with the aim of reducing environmental...

Application Note

Raw meal analysis using pressed powder method by benchtop WDX

Cement is one of the most important materials for construction. Various physical properties are given to cement by changing the mineral composition of...

Application Note

Raw meal analysis using pressed powder method by WDX

This application note demonstrates the capabilities of a low-cost, benchtop WDXRF spectrometer for rapid quantitative elemental analysis of cement raw meal.

Application Note

Dolomite analysis using pressed powder method by WDX

Cement is used as a raw material in the construction of buildings, tunnels, dams, and bridges. Basically, cement consists of clinker, calcium sulfate hydrate as a...

Application Note

Five components analysis in limestone by EDX

Cement is one of the most important materials for construction. Various physical properties are given to cement by changing the mineral composition of...

Application Note

Six components analysis in limestone by EDX

This application note demonstrates the capabilities of a low-cost, benchtop WDXRF spectrometer for rapid quantitative elemental analysis of cement raw meal.

Application Note

Quantitative analysis of free lime using Rietveld refinement by XRD

This application note demonstrates the capabilities of a low-cost, benchtop WDXRF spectrometer for rapid quantitative elemental analysis of cement raw meal.

Application Note

High precision quantitative analysis of clinker mineral polymorphs by Rietveld refinement

Properties of cement—such as curing time and strength—depend on the components in the clinker minerals and the ratios of the amounts of polymorphs.

Application Note

Quantification Of Blast Furnace Slag In Blast Furnace Cement By Rietveld Refinement Using Reference Intensity Ratio

In recent years, blended cement—cement into which additional constituents are mixed—has been widely produced with the aim of reducing environmental...

Application Note

Cement analysis by EDX

This application note demonstrates the capabilities of a low-cost, benchtop WDXRF spectrometer for rapid quantitative elemental analysis of cement raw meal.

Application Note

Cement analysis based on ASTM C114 by EDX

Cement is used as a raw material in the construction of buildings, tunnels, dams, and bridges. Basically, cement consists of clinker, calcium sulfate hydrate as a...

Application Note

Cement analysis based on ASTM C114 using fusion method by Simultaneous WDX

Cement is one of the most important materials for construction. Various physical properties are given to cement by changing the mineral composition of...

Application Note

Cement analysis based on ASTM C114 using pressed powder method by benchtop WDX

This application note demonstrates the capabilities of a low-cost, benchtop WDXRF spectrometer for rapid quantitative elemental analysis of cement raw meal.

Application Note

Cement analysis based on ASTM C114 using fusion method by benchtop WDX

This application note demonstrates the capabilities of a low-cost, benchtop WDXRF spectrometer for rapid quantitative elemental analysis of cement raw meal.

Application Note

Quantitative analysis of free lime using Rietveld refinement by XRD

This application note demonstrates the capabilities of a low-cost, benchtop WDXRF spectrometer for rapid quantitative elemental analysis of cement raw meal.

Application Note

Quantitative analysis of free lime using calibration method by XRD

Cement is one of the most important materials for construction. Various physical properties are given to cement by changing the mineral composition of...

Application Note

Cement analysis based on ASTM C114 by EDX

Cement is one of the most important materials for construction. Various physical properties are given to cement by changing the mineral composition of...

Application Note

Cement analysis based on ASTM C114 using fusion method by Simultaneous WDX

This application note demonstrates the capabilities of a low-cost, benchtop WDXRF spectrometer for rapid quantitative elemental analysis of cement raw meal.

Application Note

Cement analysis based on ASTM C114 using pressed powder method by benchtop WDX

Cement is used as a raw material in the construction of buildings, tunnels, dams, and bridges. Basically, cement consists of clinker, calcium sulfate hydrate as a...

Application Note

Cement analysis based on ASTM C114 using fusion method by benchtop WDX

Cement is one of the most important materials for construction. Various physical properties are given to cement by changing the mineral composition of...

Products

Automation

Rigaku apparatuses can be connected to automation equipment by combining them with a robot arm or a conveyor belt (both optional). Industry standard sample holders (steel rings) are supported as standard.

Sample Holder Size

Outer diameter
51.5 mm
Inside diameter
35 mm
Height
8.6 mm
Outer diameter
40 mm
Inside diameter
35 mm
Height
14 mm

Turn-Key Solutions

For the cement industry, we have pre-set WD-XRF calibration packs for analysis of the most commonly found elements, and for XRD there are recipe preparations of measurement and Rietveld refinements. These pre-prepared tools reduce start-up time, maximize productivity and ensure accuracy of results when bringing a new analysis application online.

Rigaku’s approach to helping users develop productive, easy-to-use WDXRF analysis methods is centered around the concept of the App-Pak. App-Paks are unique combinations of instrument configurations, analysis standards and application specific software.

Rigaku : X-Ray Solutions for Cement Materials

OXIDE-FB PAK

This WD-XRF pre-calibration package, provides a quantitative application set including calibration, measurement conditions and analysis parameters. It is established with 44 certified reference materials by the fusion method. Using this App-Pak, quantitative analysis of 23 components can be carried out. Three multi-element glass disks included in the package are used for maintenance of the calibration curves. This App-Pak is applicable for various oxide materials, such as rock, mineral, ore, slag, refractory or cement.

Rigaku : X-Ray Solutions for Cement Materials

CEMENT PRE-CALIBRATION PAK

This WD-XRF pre-calibration package provides the calibration established with JCA (Japan Cement Association) 601A series cement standards (15 samples) for quantitative analysis for powder samples of cement products and clinker by the pressed powder method. Three glass disks included in this App-Pak enable the customer to maintain the calibration curves.

Service & Support

Engineered to last a lifetime, Rigaku's precision instruments are designed to be a robust feature of any laboratory. The highly trained engineers and service managers are committed to maintaining the performance of your analytical tools to preserve the productivity of your laboratory.

Increase equipment uptime with a regular preventative maintenance schedule and access the fastest response times with a bespoke service plan to meet your plant or laboratory's needs.

For QA/QC requirements we offer validation and calibration services for internal or external audit reviews all completed by our expertly qualified engineers and dedicated team of application scientists.

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