In Autumn, 2017 Bourevestnik, Inc. has supplied and started-up the DRON-8 X-ray diffractometer at the "PKF NK" JSC company located in Stary Oskol, Belgorod region.
DRON-8 multifunctional X-ray diffractometer with vertical theta-theta goniometer has been developed for solving wide range of tasks in XRD analysis of phase composition, structural state and orientation of samples with various size and shape.
The instrument supplied to "PKF NK" JSC is free from radiation safety inspection and from special requirements for installation and personnel.
Main tasks which are being solved by specialists of "PKF NK" company with the help of DRON-8 diffractometer are the qualitative and quantitative phase analyses of refractory cements. During the training of "PKF NK" specialists at Bourevestnik enterprise some important practical recommendations have been given concerning the application of different quantification XRD techniques to the analysis of refractories (reference intensity ratio, calibration by standards and Rietveld refinement). Any of the techniques provide reliable and reproducible results in quantification of mixtures.
Two weeks of free training in XRD measurements and techniques at manufacturer’s site is the inalienable part of the supply of any XRD system. All trained specialists get certificates of professional advancement. Bourevestnik, Inc. has the license for educational activities.
"PKF NK" JSC was founded in 1993 on base of company "Soyuzteplostroy." Over the years the company has established itself as a supplier of high quality refractory products. Stability and established process allow maintaining the high level of product quality. Quality control is performed by the certified laboratory.
Bourevestnik, Inc. is the largest Russian enterprise for research, development and manufacture of X-ray equipment for industrial and scientific applications. It is the subsidiary of PJSC ALROSA.