Summary of the NIR Chemometric survey polls (as of end of Sept. 2013)
The interesting finding is that most of the answers fit the following pattern. The most companies that use NIR have one NIR Instrument and only one employee that is able to develop NIR calibrations. For that the most common off-the-shelf chemometrics program is used and spent 2 hours or over a month and therefore gets no calibration training about the complex topics like Chemometrics and NIR Spectroscopy or only once (introduction). The calibration maintenance ranges from never to 3 times a year. Interestingly, there was no one who uses portable NIR instruments. We continue our surveys, for the discovery of new trends. Conclusion Seeing this picture, we think that there is huge potential to improve the calibrations. Advanced knowledge can help individuals to build the calibrations with best practices and improve their models accuracy and reliability. Once the decision and investment in NIR technology is done, you should get the best out of your data, because this extra NIR performance can be given by calibration optimization. We offer this as an easy to use and independent service.
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