IMP / Bruker Elemental Day

Based on the know-how of many decades, Bruker Elemental now offers a complete portfolio for elemental analysis instruments. Their innovative solutions enable a wide range of customers in the metal, automotive, chemistry, pharmacy, and semiconductor industries to focus on elemental analysis of metals and materials.

Christian Heiting from Bruker Elemental, Germany recently visited South Africa to discuss the methods and newest developments in sample preparation for achieving best results on a spectrometer.

Close to 50 delegates attended an IMP sponsored half day symposium at the Reading Golf Club, Alberton, Gauteng where Heiting gave an overview on optical emission spectroscopy (OES), whether you have a portable/mobile or a stationary instrument.


Terrence Stopforth of McWade Productions, Christian Heiting from Bruker Elemental, Germany and Donald Osmond from IMP

Heiting also discussed and gave tips on the do’s and don’ts of sample preparation as well as elaborating on grinding versus milling samples.

The audience was introduced to the company’s various instruments which include the Q4 Mobile and the various stationary instruments Q4 Tasman, Q8 Magellan and Q8 Coronado.

In addition, Heiting gave an overview on gas and combustion analysers for the determination of CS/ONH using the company’s G4 Icarus (determination of carbon and/or sulfur), G8 Galileo (determination of oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen) and the G4 Phoenix (determination of diffusible hydrogen in solids).

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