Throughout the 50 states, the laboratories at the State Department of Transportation (DOT) endeavor to understand chemical changes causing road failure or damage (such as aging or deicing salts), the quality of construction materials such as cement, steel and asphalt, and the structural integrity of existing structures.
One of the key tools in these labs arsenal is X-ray Fluorescence (XRF). XRF is an ideal technique for non-destructive elemental analysis of the following material at DOTs:
Thermo Scientific portfolio of XRF products is able to meet your laboratory needs, with instruments suited for smaller lab spaces with low sample volumes to central labs supporting the entire states analytical needs.
|ARL QUANT'X||ARL OPTIM'X||ARL PERFORM'X|
|Standalone benchtop EDXRF for routine and research labs with low volume throughput||Free-standing WDXRF for routine labs with medium volume throughput||Free-standing WDXRF for routine and research labs with high volume throughput|
|Solid & Liquid Analysis||✓✓✓||✓✓||✓✓✓|
|Number of sample Positions||1, 10 or 20||1 or 13||Up to 112|
|Remote Applications Support||✓✓✓||✓✓✓||✓✓✓|
|Direct Onsite Service||✓✓✓||✓✓✓||✓✓✓|
|Analysis time for Cement||5 to 8 minutes||3 to 6 minutes||2 to 4 minutes|