Thermogravimetric analysis of up to 19 samples

Eltra’s TGA Thermostep is a thermogravimetric analyzer which determines various parameters such as moisture, volatiles and ash content in one analysis. The user defines the temperature profiles and atmospheres according to his requirements. The device analyzes up to 19 samples with a maximum weight of 5 g each, reaching temperatures of up to 1000 °C. To determine volatile components in a sample reliably and in accordance with the ASTM standard, the crucible lids can be automatically placed and lifted during analysis following a user-defined program.

Operating the Thermostep is simple and safe. Parameters such as heating rate, hold time, atmosphere etc. only need to be defined once for the first analysis and can then be conveniently saved and called up for subsequent measurements. The user defines the temperatures and related hold times until the desired constant weight is obtained and/or a time limit is reached.


Related articles:

Issue 2015-7-8 ELTRA

Combustion analyzers for TOC analysis of solid materials

The TOC (total organic carbon) content is an important parameter to characterize materials like soil, rocks or cement. It can be determined by controlled combustion at a fixed temperature, by...

Issue 2014-09 RETSCH

Seminars for Germany and Switzerland

The manufacturer of laboratory equipment Retsch GmbH, Haan, near Düsseldorf/Germany again offers on several dates a practical seminar “From sample preparation to X-ray fluorescence analysis” for...

Issue 2018-3 ELTRA GMBH

Precise carbon/sulfur analysis with flexible measuring range

Elementrac CS-i

The new Elementrac CS-i was developed for accurate and reliable analysis of carbon and sulfur in inorganic materials like cement. It uses an induction furnace for sample combustion as well as highly...

Issue 2013-04

Determination of carbon and sulfur

When using conventional elemental analyzers for carbon and sulfur determination in solids, the user has to decide whether to use a resistance furnace to analyze organic compounds or an induction...

Issue 2011-12

Correct analysis by representative sample division

A faultless and comparable analysis is closely linked to accurate sample handling. Only a sample representative of the initial material can provide meaningful analysis results. This can be achieved by...