THE 17th NORWEGIAN X-RAY CONFERENCE
10 – 12 SEPTEMBER 2012
Quality Hotel & Resort Kristiansand
Monday 10 September
1300 Opening: Torkild Eivindson
Session: XRF Sample preparation. Chair: Elke Thisted
1310 Laura Oelofse, (Invited Speaker),Rigaku, USA.
“Fusion – How to improve throughput by eliminating the loss of ignition step and maintain accuracy and precision”
1355 Frank Portala, Bruker AXS, Germany
“Expanding the Application Range of XRF in Geology and Mining“
1420 Coffee and Exhibition
1455 Helene Trøite and Torkild Eivindson, Xstrata Nickel, Norway
"XRF measurement on liquid samples at Xstrata Nikkelverk"
1515 Chris Shaffer, Thermo Scientific, Switzerland.
"Advance Application XRF in Geochemical and Mining Analysis"
1535 Dirk Wissmann, Spectro Analytical Instruments, Germany
“Trace element analysis in geological samples, coal, and coke using EDXRF”
1630 Departure for Social trip: City tour
2000 Dinner, Quality Hotel
Tuesday 11 September
Session: XRD Chair: Lorentz Petter Lossius
0900 Julian Tolchard (Invited Speaker), NTNU, Norway.
“RECX – A new Norwegian National Center for X-ray scattering and imaging”
0945 Anita Fossdal, Sintef Materials and Chemistry, Norway
“High temperature X-ray diffraction: some applications in academia and industry”
1000 Coffee and Exhibition
1100 Lorentz Petter Lossius, Hydro, Norway
“Test Portion Grinding Fineness and XRD Diffractogram Quality in Rietveld Phase Quantification”
Session: XRF I Chair: Helene Trøite
1230 Chris Shaffer, Thermo Scientific, Switzerland
“Sample Preparation and Calibrations: Getting the best results using XRF”
1250 Reiner Schramm, Fluxana
"Practical use of new version of ISO 12677: 2011 - Chemical analysis of refractory products by XRF"
1320 Michel Davidts, Socachim, Belgium
“Production of borate flux and internal standards”
1350 Bertil Magnusson
Presentation of Eurachem
1400 Coffee and Exhibition
1450 Chris Shaffer, Thermo Scientific, Switzerland
“Small Spot Analysis and Mapping on traditional WD-XRF”
1510 Lorentz Petter Lossius, Hydro, Norway
“Coal-Tar Pitch X-Ray Fluorescence Application Development – Our Experience from Cooperation with a Pitch Supplier”
1525 Svein Erik Bäckmann, Degerfors Laboratorium AB, Sweden
“Empirical Calibration of minerals”
1600 Sébastien Rivard, Corporation Scientifique Claisse®, Canada
"Iron Ore Composition Determination and Total IronQuantification by Borate fusion and WDXRF– A simplified analytical method to the prevailing ISO 9615-1”
1930 Conference Dinner
Wednesday 12 September
Session: XRF II Chair: Irene Solås
0900 Bertil Magnusson (Invited Speaker), SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Sweden
“Direct measurement with XRF – sampling but no sample preparation"
0945 Nicholas Norberg, PANalytical, Sweden
“Application of rapid X-ray diffraction (XRD) and cluster analysis to grade control of ores”
1030 Coffee and Exhibition
1045 Armand Jonkers, Panalytical, Netherlands
"Ferro alloys analysis, discussion of sample preparation and spectrometer selection "
1125 Hege Zahl, Elkem Technology, Norway
“Making a 50 kg MgFeSi sample intended for instrument control: Experiences and challenges”
1145 Conference closing