INstrument for Debris INline ANAlysis
The device consists of an X ray tube and an energy dispersive sensor. The radiation emitted by the X ray tube excites element characteristic radiation in the bulk material which is detected by the sensor. The sensor measures the energy (which indicates the element in the bulk material) and the intensity (which correlates to the percentage of the element in the bulk material). The evaluation software BOSTON calculates the material composition based on these signals. The industrial computer can be linked to the control room using standard interfaces like IP, OPC, MODBUS, serial link or even 0(4)..20 mA. Since the debris is fed to the sensor continuously the screw conveyor feeds the material proportional to the depth of the drill head. Therefore the generated profile is truly depth correlated. The profile shows the presence of the elements of interest according to the depth. The acquired profiles are stored in a SQL database. An function to export the profiles to other programs is provided. Therefore EXCEL compatible files which contain the relevant profile information can be generated easily. Other data formats can be provided on request.