NIR Spectroscopy and Chemometric surveys, inquiry, polls and assessments (Part 3)


10. NIR in Supply Chain
Where in the supply chain are your NIR instruments located?

11. NIR Usage
How long has your company used NIR spectroscopy?

12. NIR instruments
How many NIR instrument units are in use in your company?

13. NIR Mobile
How much is the mobile hand-held percentage of total NIR devices in your company?

14. Calibration Source
How do you get the NIR Calibrations developed?

15. Calibration Training
How often do the operators get training about NIR Spectroscopy and Chemometrics?

16. NIR PreCalibrations
How many NIR Pre-Calibration, NIR factory calibrations or NIR starter calibrations have you in use?

17. Calibration Spectra
How many Spectra does your quantitative Calibration have in average?

Please vote and see the assessments below.

Part 1, Part 2
NIR in Supply Chain
Where in the supply chain are your NIR instruments located?
NIR Usage
How long has your company used NIR spectroscopy?
NIR instruments
How many NIR instrument units are in use in your company?
NIR Mobile
How much is the mobile hand-held percentage of total NIR devices in your company?
Calibration Source
How do you get the NIR Calibrations developed?
Calibration Training
How often do the operators get training about NIR Spectroscopy and Chemometrics?
NIR PreCalibrations
How many NIR Pre-Calibration, NIR factory calibrations or NIR starter calibrations have you in use?
Calibration Spectra
How many Spectra does your quantitative Calibration have in average?

Part 1, Part 2

What is a NIR calibration used for?

NIR calibrations are used for NIR contents analysis as a productive analytical method. That is a two step procedure.
  1. A NIR analyzer does a non-destructive optical scan of a sample that yields a measured spectrum in seconds.
  2. A NIR calibration model can quantitatively predict (analyze, determine, estimate) multiple constituents, ingredients, contents, analytes, assay, API and other parameters and attributes (chemical, physical, biological, biochemical, sensory) summarized as properties, out of a single spectrum in milli seconds.
The NIR analysis is a very fast non-destructive analysis method that can replace or backup slower methods like wet chemical analysis, chemistry laboratory, sensory panels or rheology (viscosity). Or a NIR calibration can open the door to new possibilities of analytics, quality assurance and process control, by developing calibration models for parameters that seems to be impossible, because they are based on human knowledge, empirical values or sensory like taste value. If you have an NIR instrument, you can measure your samples systematically and thus develop your own calibration models.

Benefit

The NIR Calibration service offers the following benefit: Saving money
  • Improving the accuracy and reliability of already used NIR calibration models have high potential in various manufacturing processes as well as in quality assurance.
  • increased accuracy of analysis => better control of the production process => optimum process flow => better quality => less waste => more throughput.
  • quick and inexpensive to create professional NIR calibration models.
  • relief of their own staff
Time savings
  • for data cleaning (increasing data quality) – missing data, outlier search, wrong data (conflicting information), outlier removal
  • for the search for the optimal NIR model parameter settings (calibration set, wavelength selection, data pretreatments, factor selection)
  • for the calculation of different variations of the model
  • for the validation, evaluation and selection of the optimal model (error, SEP, RMSEP, RMSEC, RPD, fit, R2, bias, slope, …)
  • time-consuming calculation of huge calibration models
  • no long trial and error and waiting in the used NIR software until the calibrations seems to work
NIR analytical accuracy
  • higher reliability due to accuracy and robustness of NIR calibration models
  • the possibility of comparison with your own created or already existing or purchased NIR calibrations
  • what performance increase of analytical accuracy is possible
  • improvement of robustness with respect to change of the product matrix and possible instruments drift
Professional NIR calibration models
  • decades of experience in chemometrics for NIR spectroscopy
  • based on theoretical and applied good practice and know-how
  • application of various guidelines and rules
  • application of vendor-independent NIR chemometric software
  • outsourcing of NIR calibration method development and calibration equation maintenance
  • improving the robustness of NIR prediction model
  • avoid traps and pitfalls of the complicated chemometrics
Detailed results
  • The service provides optimal calibration settings for your NIR data.
  • You get full insight into the NIR calibration, as it is produced and detailed statistical values as a performance index assisted with graphics.