• Building Materials Analysis Conference in Halle, Germany 

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Building Materials Analysis Conference in Halle, Germany 

Jan 17 2013

The 5th Building Materials Analysis (BMA) Conference will be held in just a few months time, from 18 to 20 March, 2013. The BMA conference provides a focus for all professionals in the field of building materials analysis, from engineers to researchers and scientists. Over the three day program, PANalytical (Netherlands), in co-operation with the Institute for Mineralogy and Geochemistry, University of Halle (Saale), will host presentations and workshops led by speakers from leading building materials companies and research institutes. Topics will include: ‘New applications for the analysis of normal and special cements’, ‘From sample preparation to sample characterisation’ and ‘Sustainability: CO2 reduction and alternative raw materials’.

The BMA will be held at the Institute for Geowissenschaften FG Mineralogie/Geochemie Martin-Luther-Universität Halle,Wittenberg, Germany. Focussing primarily on X-ray methodology, this year’s BMA will have a special emphasis on clinker and cement production and quality control. Other areas of interest discussed will include analysis of special cements and hydrocarbon studies, as well as alternative methods for the analysis of building materials - on-line analysis, for example. As experts in analytical X-ray, PANalytical will be leading workshops on ‘Changes of the phase content of clinker during sample preparation’, ‘Sodern CNA cross-belt analyser: Real time analytical system for cement industry’ and, ‘Quantification of building materials – News in HighScore Plus’.

Martijn Fransen, Product Marketing Manager XRD at PANalytical comments: “We are pleased to again be part of the BMA event. The opportunity to work alongside the Institute for Mineralogy and Geochemistry from the University of Halle (Saale) to host this event is fantastic. We look forward to sharing our expertise and experience in X-ray analysis with others in the field to help push it further forward”. Martijn further explains that, “The workshops we are hosting gives us the chance to learn from the experts in the building materials industry and science fields what their challenges and solutions are. The chance to share hints and tips on how to get the most out of X-ray instruments is highly valued by all attendees. By speaking with scientists, engineers and researchers in the building materials field we understand how to further develop our products to meet the user’s needs”.


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