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Particle characterization seminar coming to Houston, TX June 10

Posted on: June 4th, 2014 by Microtrac

Microtrac, the global pioneer of particle characterization solutions will be hosting a free seminar in Houston, Texas on June 10th, beginning at 9:00am.  The seminar will be held at the Sheraton Intercontinental Airport located at 15700 John F. Kennedy Blvd.  The seminar will last approximately three hours and will feature hands on demonstrations of Microtrac instrumentation after the presentations.

If particle analysis is part of your daily routine, then you don’t want to miss this event.  The seminar will feature three technical presentations and will focus on providing users with a detailed understanding of the latest methods used to measure particle size, particle shape, zeta potential, and surface area analysis.

The presentations will illustrate the following topics:

  • Methods used for particle size analysis
  • Advantages of laser light scattering combined with dynamic image analysis
  • Reducing cost and increasing efficiency using particle size characterization
  • 3D Imaging analysis of drill solids
  • Online particle analysis
  • Basic and enhanced methods for surface area analysis
  • Advanced methods for absorption of multiple-gases

Guest speakers for the seminar include:

Dr. Philip Plantz, Microtrac’s Application Manager – Dr. Plantz is a graduate of Drexel University and the Pennsylvania State University and has published widely on the subject of light scattering particle measurements.  With over 30 years experience as Microtrac’s Application Manager, Dr. Plantz is considered a material science expert and is great asset to the customers he interacts with on a daily basis.

Mr. Thomas Freeman, Synergy Fluid Services – A graduate of Oklahoma State University and member of API SC13, Mr. Freeman began his career in drilling fluids, overseeing technical programs for both operators and service companies.  Mr. Freeman specializes in the relationship between particle size, drilling fluids, and solids control efficiency.

Mr. Austin Schneider, Crystaphase – With a B.S in Physics from the University of Texas an a M.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston, Mr. Schneider has been in the hydrocarbon filtration and refinery business for nearly 10 years.  At Crystaphase, he and his team rely heavily on particle size analysis to assist them in delivering customized filtration solutions.

Reserve today, space is limited.  We look forward to seeing you in Houston!


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