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Clinker Concerns: A Metallographic Analysis of Cement

January 14, 2022

There is no question about it: concrete is the most ubiquitous and versatile building material in the world. While the basic recipe is simple—cement, aggregate, water, and air—the variations and additions to this recipe can create infinite types of concrete. Knowing that your concrete is capable of withstanding the forces that will be acting upon it is vital to the success of any concrete construction process.

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A Fishy Analysis: FP828 and Protein Determination

January 7, 2022

Express Micro Science (EMS) is the only food nutritional laboratory in Scotland, serving clients in food, leisure, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries. For more than ten years, they've had constant, steady growth. But after they added protein determination to their services, they struggled with their instruments and results. Finally, in 2020, after five years of frustration, they chose to replace their old instruments with the LECO protein determinators.

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Mapping GCxGC: Frankincense vs Myrrh

December 23, 2021

It seems like every December, the world becomes just a little more interested in frankincense and myrrh. Just what are these gifts mentioned in the Christmas story? And what sets them apart?

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What's in Your Coal?

December 17, 2021

Coal in your stocking might be Santa's go-to punishment for naughty children, but surely he wouldn't just be giving away higher-quality coal! In the right field, a good, high-quality coal could be an ideal present! In order to separate the naughty coal from the nice, carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen determinations are required.

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Is Your Lab on the List?

December 10, 2021

LECO is holding a giveaway! One lucky U.S.A. laboratory will be chosen to receive a FREE* Pegasus® BT GC-TOFMS. Is your laboratory on the list?

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Updating Your Instrument

December 3, 2021

Many of LECO's instruments take advantage of powerful proprietary software that is constantly being improved and updated. While LECO's Cornerstone® brand software can check for updates itself if the instrument is connected to the internet, not all instruments can be connected, for privacy or security reasons. If you ever want to check your software version, you can go to LECOSoftware.com.

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Unpack the Protein with the FP928

November 24, 2021

This Thursday, November 25, most Americans will be sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal, with approximately 95% eating some form of turkey. The National Turkey Federation (NTF) estimates that 46 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving. At an average weight of 15 pounds per bird, this adds up to approximately 690 million pounds of turkey in a single day. But how much protein is in that turkey? LECO took a look.

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GC-MS Webinars: Did you miss one?

November 19, 2021

With an increase of digital content over the past two years, there has also been an increase of demands on your time. Not everyone can clear their schedules for a multi-hour or multi-day symposium of webinars. That's why LECO maintains our webinars on-demand, so you can empower your laboratory at your own pace.

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Seeing Clearly through Lucite with the MX-Series

November 12, 2021

If all you need for your mount is a uniform shape to hold your sample, Bakelite or epoxy would work just fine. It's simply a matter of finding the mounting material that works best with the sample material. But if you need a mounting material that lets you see the sample mounted within, there is no better choice than Lucite.

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Moisture Determination in Iron Ore with the TGM800

November 9, 2021

When the Kaunis Iron Mine opened in Sweden, it was the newest in one of Sweden's biggest industries. The mine contracted with Degerfors Laboratory (D-LAB) for their iron analysis. Before analysis could be run on the samples, however, the ore had to be dried and moisture levels measured. D-LAB had a problem: their current moisture determination methods used a manual balance that could only handle one sample at a time, requiring a technician's attention every five minutes. The ISO 3087:2020 method used was also a problem, as a single run could take more than 5 hours to complete. The lab turned to LECO for a solution.

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