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Positive Material Identification

With Positive Material Identification (PMI) you can analyse metal alloys (ferrous or non-ferrous) to determine their chemical composition.

Typical methods for PMI include X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and optical emission spectrometry (OES). These techniques have been developed in such a way that even “light” elements such as P, S, Mg, Si, Al, and very low concentrations of C can be detected in a wide variety of alloys.

If you use metals, steels, and alloys in your business, a PMI testing program will allow you to make purchase and process decisions confidently and cost-effectively.

Our customers request PMI service:
• when working with a part that is part of an assembly or that is too large for shipping,
• when a sample cannot be cut for routine testing,
• when a mixed lot is suspected,
• when material identification/documentation has been misplaced,
• when there are questions about samples too costly to destroy.

Some examples of on-site testing are:

Scrap Analysis
Reliable identification in 1 to 2 seconds for most alloy grades and pure metals. A fast and reliable alloy sorting and analysis method for a wide variety of ferrous and non-ferrous materials in seconds.

Alloys and Metals Analysis
Non-destructive alloy analysis to rapidly and accurately identify alloy grades and measure metal composition. Perform PMI inspections and QA / QC testing in seconds, from simple grade ID to specification quality control, from incoming material inspection to end-product verification.

Consumer Safety and RoHS Analysis
We can test large quantities of consumer and electronic products anywhere, anytime. Get simple, fast, non-destructive regulatory compliance screening for Pb, Cd, Hg, Br and more. Use for ASTM Method F2617-08, HR4040, CPSC, CPSIA and more.

Environmental Analysis
We can provide Environmental Analysis tests for dangerously high levels of RCRA, Priority Pollutant and hazardous metals in seconds. These analysis are used for soils and sediments according to EPA 6200 and other SOPs, filters per NIOSH or OSHA methods, screening surfaces and measuring dust wipes for Pb, Cd, Cr, As, Hg, and more.

Lead Paint Analysis
Lead Paint Analysis test for Lead (Pb) in seconds. Before you begin structural repair – grinding, cutting or painting – screen for Pb; then, check your work area after clean-up.

Mining and Geochemistry Analysis
With Mining and Geochemistry Analysis we can provide immediate results to help determine the next course of action for the entire process – exploration, ore grade/process control, environmental sustainability. On-site detection of metals, minerals and contaminants. GPS-GIS-XRF for instant metal mapping, time and cost savings.

Precious Metals Analysis
We can provide fast and accurate alloy chemistry and karat classification with one non-destructive, non-intrusive test. Whether importing precious metals, selling or producing jewellery, or processing scrap metal, we are the ideal choice.

Education & Research Analysis
We can provide elemental analysis of Mg to U, PPM to 100%. Analyse 25+ elements on location for immediate results when time is of the essence and materials can’t be transported, damaged, or altered.

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