Cement is literally the basis of our infrastructure! To ensure smooth and cost-efficient production, modern cement plants rely strongly on state-of-the-art analytical tools for process and quality control. Here, X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and X-ray Diffraction (XRD) technologies for quantitative elemental and phase analysis, respectively, play a key role.

XRF and XRD are used in all cement production steps, from the verification of raw materials like gypsum and limestone, to intermediate materials like hot-meal and clinker, and to final quality control of the finished cement product. XRF is also used to analyze secondary fuels, like waste and tires. Secondary fuels are cheap alternatives for fossil energy sources such as coal. Their composition needs to be checked by XRF, for example to avoid blockage in preheater cyclones.

Bruker offers a full portfolio of XRF spectrometers and XRD diffractometers to meet challenging analytical requirements in the cement industry, including compliance with ASTM C114 and ISO 29581-2 / DIN EN 196-2 and out-of-the-box solutions like CEMENT-QUANT.


Want to learn more? Register now for your preferred time slot:

Register for: Dec 14th, 9 AM CET
Register for: Dec 14th, 4 PM CET

In this live seminar our experts will explain what XRF and XRD can do for you! In two live-from-the-lab sessions, we will show how to operate our spectrometers and provide valuable tips and tricks regarding sample preparation and handling. The seminar is particularly interesting for QA and lab managers, technicians, and researchers.


If you cannot attend, feel free to register anyway, and we will send you a link to the recording to watch at your convenience. 

Which applications will be covered? Who should attend?
  • Grade Control at the Mines
  • Quality Control of Raw Materials
  • Production and Quality Control of Raw Meal, Clinker and Final Cement Products
  • Fuel and Alternative Fuel analysis
  • Out-of-the box XRF Solutions
  • Quantification of Early Hydration
  • QA Managers
  • Heads of Laboratories
  • Heads of Analytics
  • Lab Technicians
  • Geologists
  • Researchers

We look forward to seeing you there!