Saturn 5205 Operator Training
This course introduces students to the components, operation, and theory of the Saturn 5205
for particle size analysis.
At the end of this course, you will:
- Understand the basic fundamentals of sample preparation and dispersion, including sampling,
choosing an appropriate analysis liquid and surfactant, the stages of dispersion, dispersion
techniques, and sample loading.
- Understand the basic fundamentals of scattering theory, including Mie theory, particle size
distribution calculations, and Saturn operational theory.
- Be able to utilize all Saturn software menus and screens to efficiently obtain accurate and
- Know how to use the operating software to operate the Saturn and MasterTech.
- Be able to properly configure any report format, a combination of reports, and obtain analysis
information according to your laboratory requirements.
- Be able to make all user level repairs, adjustments and checks, and locate equipment problems
using the Troubleshooting section of the Operator’s manual.
- Be able to verify dispersion quality, interpret and optimize the Goodness of Fit plot.
NEEDS AND RESOURCES:
To successfully complete this course, you must:
- Have some minimal exposure to a Saturn in a laboratory environment.
- Have reviewed the Operator’s manual.
The following provided materials will help you successfully complete this course:
- Operator Training Study Guide with Lecture Presentations
- Micromeritics Thumb Drive containing presentations, relevant application notes and Study Guide
Additional Print Resources
The following publications will also be provided:
- Webb, Paul A. and Clyde Orr. Analytical Methods in Fine Particle Technology. Norcross, Georgia,
U.S.A.: Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, 1997.
- Related Application Notes and Technical Tips.