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XRF Services

X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF) is a powerful analytical technique that is able to measure a wide range of elemental concentrations (F through U) in trace and major element concentrations (analytical range is from a few parts per million to 100 %g/g).

At Sci-Ba we offer specialised XRF consultation services for all types (WD-/ED-, stand-alone, bench-top and handhelds), brands and models of XRF equipment. Our services include:

  • New XRF laboratory set-up or critical XRF systems management
    • Calibration and validation services (ISO/IEC 17025 compliant)
    • Non-standard method development for customised analytical requirements (especially useful for mines, processing plants and refineries) (ISO/IEC 17025 compliant)
    • Estimation of uncertainty
    • Comparison of XRF to other techniques (e.g. AA or ICP)
    • Development of internal standards and certified reference materials (CRMs) necessary for calibration and validation
    • Calibration management including calibration updates (usually annual or biannual, and needed after servicing)
    • 24-hour remote login services for trouble shooting and emergency work
    • Training courses (sample preparation, basic and advanced XRF)
  • XRF Laboratory optimisation
    • Trouble shooting and root cause analysis to identify the largest sources of error in a laboratory
    • Estimation of uncertainty
    • Sample preparation optimisation (drying, splitting, crushing, milling and homogeneity, decreasing contamination, fusion versus pressed pellets)
    • Quality Management System (QMS)
    • Quality control assessments

Contact Us for any queries, prices or to discuss your requirements.

6 Bloemfontein Road, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, 7420, South Africa
+27 21 418 0325
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