No tricks here… just five application note treats.
- For Manufacturers:
- Quality Assurance of Critical Fasteners – Fasteners, particularly those used in mission critical situations, must be designed, fabricated, inspected, and installed properly or lives can be put at risk. For this reason, it is imperative to ensure that fasteners for these critical applications are made from the precise metal alloy called for in the design specifications. This verification can be accomplished quickly, easily, and accurately using a handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer. Read about the challenges and solutions.
- For Scrap Metal Recyclers:
- Determination of Platinum, Palladium, & Rhodium in spent automotive catalytic converters – The amounts of recoverable Pt, Pd, and Rh in each catalytic converter can range from 1-2 grams for a small car to 12-15 grams for a big truck in the US. Read how the materials can be pulverized to a maximum 250µm and loaded in XRF sample cups or sample bags for analysis.
- For Jewelers and the Numismatic Profession:
- Adding Value to the Numismatic Profession with Portable XRF – Coin collectors and dealers utilize various methods to analyze their coins, including analytical and non-analytical methods. Read about the various methods and their benefits.
- For Refineries:
- A Tale of Two Refineries – In a test against two different refineries using fire assay to evaluate two gold ingots from the same melt, an XRF analyzer provided results just as accurate as one refinery, and even more accurate than the second refinery. Read about the test methods and results.
- For the Automotive Industry:
- Delivering Value to the Aluminum Industry – Aluminum’s resistance to corrosion, light weight, high strength and recyclability have made it an essential and often preferred material for automobiles. Read how XRF analysis can help ensure end-product quality, process integrity, safety, and regulatory compliance.