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Construction: Cement

Particle Analysis, Particle size, Particle Shape, Maritics

Particle Analysis in the Construction Sector

Product safety and quality are of paramount importance to every responsible organisation, none more so than Construction. Compliance with building regulation and standards means raw material must also meet an exacting performance criteria.
Understanding Particle Analysis will provide;
  • Optimisation of processes for improved performance
  • Increased consistency of quality checks
  • Delivery of accurate shelf life forecasts
  • Analysis of raw material samples to guarantee consistency
  • Development of new product recipes
  • Development of a deeper understanding of particle and material behaviour

Here is a selection of particle analysis instruments which can help in the construction industry

Particle Size, Meritics Ltd, Beckman Coulter, LS 13320, LS13320 Beckman Coulter – LS 13 320 XR
  • Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analysis

  • Technology:
    Low angle forward light scattering with optional PIDS (Polarisation Intensity Differential Scattering) technology. Analysis of vertical and horizontal polarised lifght at six different angles using three additional wavelengths. Full implementation of both Fraunhofer and Mie Theories.
  • Particle Size Range:
    10nm – 3,000μm
    Dry Powder Module:400nm-3,500nm
    Universal Liquids Module: 10nm-2000μm
  • Power Consumption:
    ≤ 6 amps @ 90 – 125VAC
    ≤3 amps @ 220 – 240 VAC
  • Dimensions:
    10 in depth (25.4 cm)
    37 in width (93.98 cm)
    19.5 in height (49.53 cm)
  • Weight:
    52 lbs (23.5 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    15 – 19 sec
  • Temperature Range:
    10 – 40°C
  • Sample Modules:
    Tornado Dry Powder System (DPS)
    Universal Liquid Module (ULM)
  • Operating System:
    Windows 10

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Lamy Rheology, RM200 Lamy Rheology – RM 200 Touch CP4000
  • Cone-Plate Rheometer with automated gap
  • Technology:
  • Rotating rheometer with imposed speeds







  • Viscosity Range:
    1-15,000,000mPa.s


  • Power Requirements:
    90 – 240 VAC 50/60 Hz

  • Dimensions:
    12 in depth (30 cm)
    19 in width (49 cm)
    25 in height (63 cm)
  • Weight:
    48.5 lbs (22 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    60+ sec
  • Temperature Range:
    5 – 300°C
  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    N/A

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Powder Flow, Mercury Scientific, Revolution Mercury Scientific – Revolution
  • Powder Analyser: powder flow, granulation & caking and fluidisation
  • Technology:
    A digital camera with the assistance of cold cathode backlight illumination takes images of the powder whilst it rotates in the drum




  • Sample Size:
    75cc or 125cc


  • Power Requirements:
    80 – 230 Volts, 3 amps

  • Dimensions:
    24 in depth (61 cm)
    9 in width (23 cm)
    9 in height (23 cm)
  • Weight:
    28 lbs (12.7 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    60 – 120 sec
  • Temperature Range:
    Up to 250°C
  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    Windows XP, Vista,7

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Pascal, Porosimeter, Thermo Scientific Thermo Scientific – Pascal EVO Range
  • Mercury Porosimeters

  • Technology:
    Pascal Mercury Porosimeters incorporate the P.A.S.C.A.L. method for pressurization that allows the fastest speed of analysis combined with highest accuracy.




  • Pore Measuring Range:
    116 to 0.00360 μ


  • Power Requirements:


  • Dimensions:
    26 in depth (67 cm)
    14 in width (16 cm)
    33 in height (84 cm)
  • Weight:
    66 lb (30 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    60 – 240 min
  • Temperature Range:
    N/A
  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    Windows 2000, XP & Vista

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