The Scanmin SMASH analyser has been developed using the latest cutting-edge digital technology. Important Coal constituents to the thermal power and coal industries, are measured directly by using the Scanmin signature neutron inelastic scatter and thermal neutron capture analysis. The analyser uses an Am241Be radionuclide neutron source to excite the material directly on a conveyor belt and produce real-time analysis results. The SMASH analyser is unique in that it can measure both organic and inorganic matter in Coal.

Results Reporting

Elemental results are produced in real-time as instantaneous or averaged results. The system can interface to most plant control systems.


The Scanmin SMASH analyser has the ability to analyse the bulk material on a conveyor belt. It is a rugged design that can operate in most industrial environments. The analyser can be used in a wide range of applications from coal receiving, boiler optimisation, density control etc… Real-time results assist operators and plant managers with active process control, quality control and contractual compliance to name but a few benefits.



(Using SMASH analysis and calibration software)

  • Determination of quality by reporting:
    • Ash, CV, Total moisture, Volatile matter, C,H,N and O, Other ash elements
  • Coal Processing
    • Quality Control, Blending, Contractual Compliance
  • Coal fired power plants
    • Stockpile management, Boiler Optimisation, Energy calculation, Emissions management



  • Element & Indices (Main)
    • Hydrogen, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Chromium, Magnesium, Aluminium, Iron, Silicon, Titanium, Manganese, Calcium, Ash, Calorific Value, Sulphur, Moisture


Conveyor Width:Up to 2100mm
Bed Depth:Up to 400mm
Material Size:Typically up to 300mm
Weight:7500kg (approximate)
Electrical:110VAC – 240VAC (400VA)
Inputs:Belt speed and mass flow rate.
Outputs:EthernetIP, Modbus, Profibus, OPC etc. Analysis results and status data are transmitted to the plant via data communication protocol or interface. The system is compatible with most standard industrial systems.
Enclosure:IP65. Zone21/22 also available.

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