August 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am – August 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm America/New York Timezone
MLC Training Center
4356 Communications Dr
Norcross, GA 30093
Kara Bailey
(770) 662-3607



Saturn DigiSizer Series Basic Operator Training

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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
    reproducible data.
  • 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.



Required Background
To successfully complete this course, you must:

  • Have some minimal exposure to a Saturn in a laboratory environment.
  • Have reviewed the Operator’s manual.

Required Materials
The following provided materials will help you successfully complete this course:

  • Operator Training Study Guide with Lecture Presentations
  • Notepad
  • Pen
  • Highlighter
  • 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.