TRAINING

Portable Spectral Services is one of the only organisations recognised by all state and territory regulators for the provision of Radiation safety and theory in the use of portable XRF. This course is a pre-requisite for obtaining a user license.

All our training is conducted by our in-house expert team who have previously used the various technologies extensively in different industries for a variety of purposes and commodities. The training can be delivered in a variety of means that suits your requirements whether that be on-site, in your office, or at our head office in West Perth. Training in certain circumstances can also be delivered via Skype. For those looking for something more than just the basics, our range of more advanced courses will provide you with skills that will better equip you with getting more out of your current datasets, help with setting up instrument conditions, assist you setting up SOP’s for your instruments and many other areas. Alternatively you can discuss with one of our trainers what would suit your requirements and we can tailor something to suit your needs.

Radiation Theory & Training in the use of all Instruments (Bruker, Olympus and Niton)

PMI

This is the fundamental course for the users of handheld XRF analysers.

This is a suitable course for those wishing to obtain a user licence in WA, QLD, NSW, VIC, NT or SA.

Duration: 2 hours

Venue Locations:

Head Office: Level 2, 9 Colin Street, West Perth 6005

Via Video Call

On-Site location

Content of Course
Basic Theory of X-rays and pXRFs (Bruker, Olympus and Niton instruments)

  • Radiation
  • Biological Effects of X-rays and Dose Limits
  • Radiation in our lives
  • Ionising Radiation

Radiation Safety

  • ALARA
  • Radiation Management Plan
  • Licensing

Application and Limitations of pXRF

  • Applications
  • Matrix Effects and Spectrum
  • CRMs

Using a pXRF

  • Start up Procedures and Calibration
  • Using Different Modes
  • Download Data
  • Maintenance

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Radiation Theory & Training in the use of Portable XRFs

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This is the fundamental course for the users of handheld XRF analysers.

This is a suitable course for those wishing to obtain a user licence in WA, QLD, NSW, VIC, NT or SA.

Duration: 2 hours

Venue Locations:

Head Office: Level 2, 9 Colin Street, West Perth 6005

Via Video Call

On-Site location

Content of Course
Basic Theory of X-rays and pXRFs

  • Radiation
  • Biological Effects of X-rays and Dose Limits
  • Radiation in our lives
  • Ionising Radiation

Radiation Safety

  • ALARA
  • Radiation Management Plan
  • Licensing

Application and Limitations of pXRF

  • Applications
  • Matrix Effects and Spectrum
  • CRMs

Using a pXRF

  • Start up Procedures and Calibration
  • Using Different Modes
  • Download Data
  • Maintenance

Price on Enquiry

NIR Spectroscopy Using The TerraSpec ASD

ASD

The course will cover theory, instrument use, quality assurance and control and how the technique can be applied to exploration and mining.

The course includes the free analysis of up to 10 samples provided by the student.

Duration: up to 2 hours

Venue: Level 2, 9 Colin Street, West Perth 6005

The course will cover :

  • Theory on how and which minerals can be detected in the near infrared region an overview of which mineral spectral features (i.e., Al-OH peak, crystallinity)  can be applied to mineral exploration and mining best practice instrument use that includes calibration and standards.
  • Free analysis of up to 10 samples that will be analysed during the session.

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Custom pXRF Course

Custom-course

This is a course tailored to understand pXRF data and how to get the maximum value from the numbers.

Duration: 4 hours

Venue: Level 2, 9 Colin Street, West Perth 6005

Time: 08:30am – 12:30pm

This customised course is designed to teach you how to maximise the data from your project. The structure of the course will depend on your specific needs but has previously included:

  • Understanding how to use data collected from different sample types and/or different instruments
  • How to apply appropriate quality controls to pXRF data already acquired.
  • Calibration and correcting pXRF data to laboratory data

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Intermediate pXRF Course

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Topics include: instruments, modes, read times, filters, benchmarking, pXRF SOP, QC practices, batteries, data handling.

Duration: 4 hours

Venue: Level 2, 9 Colin Street, West Perth 6005

Time: 08:30 – 12:30

This half day intermediate course covers the main considerations around best practice use of portable XRF instruments to extract maximum value from the data collected. This includes:

  • Understanding instrument capabilities and limitations
  • Instrument set up and parameters
  • Designing and implementing appropriate QAQC protocols
  • Data analysis

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Advanced pXRF Course

Advanced-course

This will focus on data, spectra, calibrations, instrument conditions, assist in putting meaning to numbers.

Duration: All Day

Venue: Level 2, 9 Colin Street, West Perth 6005

Time: 08:30am – 17:00pm

This advanced course investigates fundamentals around the science of portable XRF including interrogating and understanding spectral features and how they can affect results.

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