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Certified Pre-Owned XRF LIBS & OES Analyzers from AMERICA'S #1 RESELLER
Certified Pre-Owned XRF LIBS & OES Analyzers from AMERICA'S #1 RESELLER

Mudlogging & Geology BenchTop XRF RENTAL Analyzer - Bruker CTX


Rent the Bruker CTX Handheld XRF Analyzer Gun for Mudlogging & Geology Applications - Affordable Monthly Rates Below:


📞 Contact Alessandro at  832-808-1207 or to initiate your rental today:


  • Weekly Rental Rate - $1990
  • Biweekly Rental Rate - $3990
  • Monthly Rental Rate - $5990

What Comes with the Rental:

  • Handheld Bruker CTX
  • (1) Battery for Bruker CTX
  • Battery Charger for Bruker CTX
  • Virtual or Video Quick Start Training
  • Free Technical or Application Support with Trained Engineers


Introducing Mudlogging Rental with a Benchtop XRF


In the realm of prospecting and developing oil and gas fields, mud logging stands as a pivotal technique to comprehend geological conditions. Mud logging involves creating a detailed well log, and analyzing rock cuttings brought to the surface during drilling to understand the geologic formations in the borehole.

Mud logging plays a crucial role in optimizing drilling processes, increasing development efficiency, and informing decisions related to oil and gas fields. To enhance this process, utilizing handheld X-ray fluorescence (HHXRF), also known as handheld XRF or portable XRF (pXRF), for on-site analysis becomes imperative.

Why XRF Technology for Mudlogging:

Handheld XRF analysis provides qualitative and quantitative information about the chemical elements in rock cuttings. It aids in geological prospecting and mud logging by offering real-time insights into the elements present and identifying lithological characters through element associations.

Benefits of Renting a Benchtop XRF for Mudlogging:

  1. On-Site Real-Time Analysis:

    • Perform on-site analysis and testing with immediate measurement results, optimizing the drilling direction in real-time.
  2. Easy Sample Prep:

    • Simplify sample preparation with fewer requirements for the samples, allowing for swift and efficient analysis.
  3. Shortened Analysis Time:

    • Accelerate the analysis process with quick chemical test results, enabling timely decision-making.
  4. Low Cost of Ownership:

    • Opt for a cost-effective solution with minimal calibration and maintenance requirements, reducing ownership costs.

Challenges Addressed by Handheld XRF:

In mud logging applications, especially with fragmented rock chip samples from modern drilling techniques, traditional lab analyses face challenges. The need to bring samples off-site for analysis can be cumbersome. Here, handheld XRF analyzers offer a solution, providing reliable results in the field without complicated sample prep.

Oil and Gas Field Prospecting—A Case Study:

In a case study at the border of Shaanxi and Gansu provinces in China, our engineers utilized the Vanta™ handheld XRF analyzer (VCA model). Testing various rock chip samples, including mudstone, sandstone, magmatic rock, and metamorphic rock, the analyzer analyzed trace elements like aluminum (Al), silicon (Si), iron (Fe), and calcium (Ca). This showcased the capabilities of portable XRF tools in geological prospecting and mud-logging applications.

Advantages of Vanta Handheld XRF Analyzer:

  • Axon™ Technology:

    • Powered by Axon™ technology, Vanta series analyzers ensure high throughput, low resolution, low limit of detection (LOD), and excellent reproducibility of results.
  • Field-Ready Design:

    • Built for field conditions, each analyzer is IP55 or IP54 rated for water and dust resistance, drop tested to military standards (MIL-STD-810G), and operates within a broad temperature range of -10 °C to 50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F).
  • Ease of Operation:

    • Easy to operate after a simple training process, making it accessible for field professionals.

Optimize your mudlogging endeavors with the efficiency and flexibility of Benchtop XRF technology. Rent a Benchtop XRF for mudlogging and unlock the benefits of on-site real-time analysis, simplified sample preparation, shortened analysis time, and a cost-effective ownership model.