This course will cover an introduction to basic principles and applications of XRF through a presentation and hands on training. The course will cover both the theoretical and practical components necessary to meet the requirements of NRCan NDTC XRF operator program based on Health Canada Safety Code 32 and ISO 20807.
- Introduction to basic principles and applications of XRF
- Fundamental properties of matter
- Different types of radiation
- Process of XRF
- XRF analyzers
- Sources or error
- XRF analyzer operation
- XRF applications
- Interaction of radiation with matter
- Biological effects of radiation
- Radiation detection
- XRF safe work practices
- Applicable Canadian standards
About the Instructor
The instructor for the XRF course is Pieter Medema, Sales & Technical Applications at IR. Pieter joined IR in June 2016. He has extensive knowledge of our SciAps products and has been supporting that line since we brought them on board in 2018. Prior to joining IR, Pieter was an instructor in his homeland of the Netherlands, for over seven years. He was integral in IR achieving certification with NRCAN, which enables us to provide instruction as an XRF Analyzer Operator Accepted Training Organization as well as a Special XRF Examination Centre.