Analysis of the density of a powder in the laboratory

You want to analyze the density of your powders?

What is the density of a product?

The density of bulk solids particles is the density of the powders including the space between the particles.

There are two types of density:

  • Untapped density or aerated density: this is the density measurement without the powder being compacted
  • Tapped density: this is the density measurement with the powder compacted

Therefore, the density of the same granulated material, measured with a densimeter, can vary depending on whether it is more or less compacted. 

Why analyze the density of a powder?

Densities, tapered and aerated, are critical properties of bulk powder that should not be confused when designing a plant.

Indeed, the density analysis allows to determine the size of the equipment of a process (size of the screens, silos…). An error on the density of your powder can lead to capacity limitations and an inadequacy of the equipment used.

Our solutions: provide a wide range of diversified techniques for the density analysis of your powders

For more than 20 years, our FILAB laboratory has had the experience and the specific analytical equipment to assist industrial companies in the analysis of your powders, and particularly in density measurements.

The support of a laboratory of experts in powder analysis such as FILAB enables you to better understand the strategic issues and changes in your sector. Our specialized engineers will accompany you throughout the density measurement protocol on your powders in the laboratory. 

Go further

  • Study of the morphology of a powder by SEM

  • Study of the granulometry of a powder by laser granulometry or X-ray Diffraction (XRD)

  • Determination of the specific surface of a powder by BET

  • Determination of the chemical composition by different separative techniques such as GCMS, LC MS/MS, or by other techniques such as ICP-AES or ICP-MS...

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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