ProLab Systems Participate in IRONMAN 70.3 Bahrain

Throughout its 10 year course ProLab Systems has been the symbol of

  • Strength
  • Confidence
  • Ethical
  • Endurance
  • Success
  • Highly Professional

Thus all the above mentioned characteristics are required by an athlete to participate in IRONMAN

ProLab Systems team member Erik Lentfert will be participating in IRONMAN 70.3 Bahrain taking place on 7th December 2019

Name: Erik Lentfert
Country: Netherlands
Sports history:

  • At age 18, in 1989, 9th at the 5,000 meters Dutch National Youth Championships in 16’20”.
    Running in the National Championships 1989
  • In 2010, He managed to reach the Dutch podium (bronze medal) in duathlon (run-bike-run).
  • Completed 4 Ironman long distance.
  • Completed 13 Ironman half distance.
  • 2017 World Championship finisher (Olympic Distance).
  • 2019 European Championship finisher (Olympic Distance).
  • 4th place in his age group in the last half distance in Almere, which resulted in World Championship qualification in Slovakia, 2020.

Malvern Panalytical Application Course Calendar 2020

Book your calendar now make your registration to attend our application courses in 2020. Please find below the table of all the XRD and XRF application training that will take place in 2019. In order to register for the training please Click Here and send your details and course of interest.



Application Course Calendar 2020
NO Course start date Course end date XRD course XRF course
1 03-Feb 07-Feb X-ray fluorescence SuperQ application course on sequential spectrometer (1)
2 10-Feb 14-Feb Advanced X-ray fluorescence SuperQ application course on sequential simultaneous WDXRF spectrometers (1)
3 17-Feb 19-Feb 3 Day Zetium ED Course
5 20-Feb 21- Feb 2 Day Zetium SSM (1)
6 24- Feb 27- Feb 4 Day Epsilon 4 Course
7 28-Feb 28-Feb 1 Day Sample Prep Course
8 16-Mar 20-Mar HR Diffr. & Reflect.Course
 9 23-Mar 27-Mar 5 Day X-Ray Powder Diffraction Course
10 30-Mar 3-Apr Specialized XRD application courses on Empyrean and X’Pert Powder (X’Pert Pro MPD) (1)
11 04-May 06-May Industrial X-ray diffraction Course
12 5-May 5-May 1 Day Basic XRF Course
13 11-Jun 15-Jun X-ray fluorescence SuperQ application course on sequential spectrometer
14 13-Jul 17-Jul Willis & Duncan wk 1
15 20-Jul 25-Jul Willis & Duncan wk 2
16 21-Sep 25-Sep X-ray fluorescence SuperQ application course on sequential spectrometer
17 28-Sep 02-Oct Advanced X-ray fluorescence SuperQ application course on sequential simultaneous WDXRF spectrometers
18 05-Oct 07-Oct 3 Day Zetium ED Course
19 08-Oct 09-Oct 2 Day Zetium SSM Course
20 05-Oct 09-Oct Specific XRF Topics
21 12-Oct 15-Oct 4 Day Epsilon 4 Course
22 16-Oct 16-Oct 1 Day Sample Prep Course
23 19-Oct 23-Oct X-Ray Powder Diffraction Course
23 26-Oct 30-Oct Specialized XRD application courses on Empyrean and X’Pert Powder (X’Pert Pro MPD)
24 02-Nov 06-Nov HR Diffr. & Reflect.
25 09-Nov 11-Nov Industrial X-ray diffraction

Visit ProLab Systems Booth at ARABAL 2019

The ARABAL Expo will be taking place this year at the Gulf Convention Center – Bahrain from the 19th till 21st of November, 2019 ( ProLab Systems in collaboration with Retsch and ARMI-MBH will be present at booth no D4. It is a perfect opportunity to transfer knowledge and exchange ideas. Also an opportunity to view what new solutions our partners offer for your lab. See you all at the event….


Technique to Use for What Materials Analysis

Always wanted to know about which analytical techniques that are most suitable for what types of materials characterization? Join our webinar by Dr Nicholas Norberg who is an application specialist in Malvern Panalytical’s supply center. He discusses methodologies like NIR and XRD in the context of stringent monitoring of low quantity respirable silica and asbestos – from as low as 0.1%. He will be able to provide more insight on the plus points and limitations for the identification, quantification and adherence to EPA and ISO norms.

Join this webinar if you want to have a better general understanding of the materials characterization methodologies. Join us too if you are a supplier and manufacturer, as it is an obligation to ensure safe working conditions for employees and safe-to-use products for consumers. Related companies include government agencies dealing with environmental monitoring, mine sites, cement plants or product manufacturing including construction, paint, paper, insulation, vehicle parts, cosmetics and more.


Measurement type:
Phase identification
June 12 2019 – June 12 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Arabian Standard Time
Event type:
Webinar – Live
Aeris Research edition
X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
Mining environmental
Building materials


Control of respirable silica and asbestos is of paramount importance for any business dealing with mineralogical materials. At every step in the process, from a mine site to the final product manufacturing (construction materials, paint, paper, insulation, vehicle parts, health care and cosmetics products, etc.) it is an obligation of a raw materials supplier and a manufacture not only to ensure safe work conditions for the employees, but also to guarantee safe-to-use products.

During the webinar, application specialist in Malvern Panalytical’s supply center, Dr Nicholas Norberg, will discuss in detail on the sources of exposure to respirable silica and asbestos and the regulatory norms for companies to comply with. These norms include ISO 22262-3 which requires quantitative analysis of asbestos down to 0.1% He will also provide more insight to the various methodologies that can be used for the identification and quantification and more importantly, which methods provide the most sensitivity and accurate results towards stringent norm compliance.

This webinar is also useful for individuals who want to learn more about the applications of various research techniques involving NIR, XRD and more for their work. And which techniques are better to engage for specific instances of low limits of detection.


Dr Nicholas Norberg, Application Specialist for X-ray Diffraction

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What will you learn?
1. Respirable silica and asbestos: what are they and why they are harmful
2. Sources of exposure to respirable silica and asbestos
3. Regulations and compliance norms in place to monitor safe levels of respirable silica and asbestos
4. Prescribed methods for monitoring and norms compliance

Who should attend?
1. Research and quality managers
2. Safety and regulatory compliance agencies and managers
3. Mining agencies
4. Manufacturing agencies
5. Service labs

ProLab Systems Sponsoring 2nd Gulf Chemist Symposium

ProLab Systems is proudly sponsoring the second Gulf Chemist Symposium under the patronage of H.E Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, The Minister of Oil. The symposium will take place on 25th April 2019 at Golden Tulip Hotel. ProLab Systems team will be present in there stand during the symposium and you are cordially invited to visit our stand.

Learn from the experts – Field Spectroscopy with the ASD FieldSpec® Dual collection software system

The FieldSpec Dual collection software system synchronizes two ASD FieldSpec spectroradiometers to collect spectra, eliminating errors with time varying atmospheric conditions in the field.
This webinar focuses on the Malvern Panalytical ASD FieldSpec® Dual collection software system, application uses and value of use.


April 17 2019 – April 17 2019
18:30 – 19:30 (Arabian Standard TIme)
Event type:
Webinar – Live
Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)


Dr. Brian Curtiss is one of the founders of ASD and currently serves as Malvern Panalytical’s ASD Chief Technical Officer. He has over 30 years of experience in the fields of geology, spectroscopy and optical remote sensing. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis and his Masters and Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the University of Washington. In his current position, Dr. Curtiss applies his experience to the development of solutions to a diverse range of analytical problems in the areas of remote sensing and natural resources.

William Oxford is the head of remote sensing at 2Excel geo. He has over 25 years of experience in military Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and civilian remote sensing research and development. Since joining 2Excel, he has led projects developing products in agriculture, forestry and the environment leveraging 2Excel’s airborne remote sensing platform.

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Who should attend?
ASD FieldSpec instrument customers or prospects interested in learning about this analytical technique.

Why attend?
To learn the system overview and specifications of the ASD FieldSpec Dual from our resident expert and co founder


Webinar-Get the most out of your HighScore(Plus) with the latest functionalities and improvements

Our X-ray powder diffraction analysis suite HighScore (Plus) is a powerful and versatile tool, to quickly and reliably analyze huge amounts of X-ray powder diffraction data. HighScore (Plus) combines analytical features like phase identification, using commercial and custom databases, with advanced pattern fitting methods for quantification (of crystalline and amorphous phases) and to refine and determine structures, the pair distribution function, crystallographic properties (like indexing + space group determination) with easy automation possibilities by batch processing.

All that is accompanied by easy to use, model-free multivariate statistics algorithms like PLSR, PCA, Clustering and many more fully integrated methods.In this webinar you will get an overview of the various new functions and improvements recently implemented.Do you need support or do you have questions, then join this live webinar.


March 28 2019
17:30 – 18:30 (Arabian Standard Time)
Event type:
Webinar – Live
XRD Software


Co-presented by our experts:
Thomas Degen Ph.D. – Lead Scientist XRD +
Scott Speakman Ph.D. – Principal Scientist XRD

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– Who should attend?
Anyone interested in the many facets of HighScore Plus software presented by the author and our principal scientist XRD.
– Why attend?
Attending will bring your knowledge of HighScore Plus to a higher level and could speed your analysis.