Metal alloy verification in any industry
Metal manufacturing and processing requires precision at the elemental level, but with globalized trade in scrap metal, the rise in counterfeit metals, and the possibility of inaccurate material test reports (MTRs), all participants in the metal industry—suppliers, distributors, inspectors and industrial consumers—are at risk of alloy mix-ups.
Misidentifying metal hurts your brand and your bottom line. Without the right alloy tester, wrong or out-of-specification alloy grades can lead to potentially catastrophic equipment failures, a well-known issue in the refining and aerospace industries.
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Portable metal manufacturing, inspection & recycling solution categories
The potential for material mix-ups and the need for traceability are a concern at every step in the metal fabrication and manufacturing process. Ensuring your metals are made from the right alloys in the right percentages isn’t as simple as checking a material test report (MTR); significant discrepancies have been found between material certifications and actual alloy chemistries. Niton XRF analyzers are the alloy testers metal fabricators rely on for accuracy and quality.
The scrap metal recycling industry generates billions in revenue and is projected to keep growing as more and more recycled materials are being used in fabrication processes. While scrap metal recycling has obvious financial and environmental advantages, many varieties of metal are now entering scrap yards, often from unknown sources. Even when the source and composition of metal is documented, metals are often found to be mislabeled or misidentified. Globalized trade in scrap metal, alloy stock, and finished products is contributing to the incidence of alloy mix-ups, requiring careful alloy testing.
For oil and gas refineries, petrochemical plants and power generation industries, the emphasis on safety and accident prevention is critical. Positive material identification ensures the integrity of your materials and systems throughout your enterprise. Thermo Scientific Niton portable XRF analyzers offer superior detection limits and exceptionally fast lab-quality results to ensure confident decision making in the field to ensure operational safety and maintain regulatory compliance.
Businesses that buy and recycle gold also have a lot at stake. Failing to identify counterfeit gold or inaccurately measuring karat (K) weight of gold jewelry can be an expensive mistake.
Our analyzers can instantly verify the quality and composition of metals at the point of delivery, on the production line, or at finished product inspection points. Niton analyzers equipped with Thermo Scientific AuDIT gold-plating detection technology identify the precious metal content in jewelry, coins, and other valuable products with fire assay-comparable accuracy.
Niton XL5 benefits and features
The Niton XL5 Handheld XRF Analyzer offers fast, powerful alloy testing in a small, lightweight package.
Customer testimonial: Acuren Inspection Services
Acuren Inspection Services of Houston, Texas uses Niton XRF analyzers to help assure quality and safety compliance in the petroleum refining and petrochemical sector.