Alloy Analysis

Alloy analysis is the process of identification of the chemical composition of the sample. Opposite to PMI (Positive Material Identification), where the alloy grade is determined, it shows the material`s whole element composition. The analysis can be carried out by an x-ray fluorescence (XRF) alloy tester, and it is widely used in a variety of industries: from aero-space testing to welding and scrap sorting. 

Particularly, it`s implemented for commercial purposes. For example:

  • In foundry – to create alloy grades with certain physical and chemical properties by determining the components to add or remove.
  • In metallurgical production and metalworking – to dilute expensive metals and, hence, lower the metal sample cost. This helps to provide a more competitive offer for the market.

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Alloy Testing with XRF Analyzer 

AlloysAn XRF alloy analyzer is a type of device that is widely used for testing materials. XRF spectrometers show the proportion of elements – for example, Ni (nickel), Mo (molybdenum), Cu (copper), Fe (iron), etc. These instruments have several advantages:
– Non-destructive nature: The alloy isn`t affected during the test, which means that it doesn`t lose its commercial value.
– Speedy and accurate research: It takes only a few seconds to get the result that will illustrate a precise specification of the components.
– Safety: Firstly, fast research implies lower exposure to x-rays. Secondly, an alloy analyzer has several safety degrees of protection in order to minimize the impact. 

Portable Alloy Analyzer (XRF Gun) 

When selecting a metal alloy analyzer, customers usually value accuracy, the speed of the analysis, and durability. Elvatech offers two models – ProSpector 2 and ProSpector 3 – that meet all the criteria. 

Both have the highest level of precision when determining the element composition, three times faster performance compared to other market analogs, and a guarantee of long-life reproducibility of the analysis with no additional system recalibration. Besides this, ProSpector 3 is highly compact and convenient in usage and offers two cameras for micro and macro view. 

Except for the alloy analyzer gun, Elvatech also offers laboratory analyzers – ElvaX Basic, ElvaX Pro, ElvaX Plus. They imply a more significant scope of research. 

Alloy Families That Can Be Identified by Handheld Alloy Analyzer

Although laboratory analyzers are the most powerful devices to determine element specifications, a handheld metal alloy tester also delivers sufficient results. It can determine a wide variety of alloy families:

  • Magnesium alloys
  • Aluminium alloys
  • Titanium alloys
  • Stainless steels
  • Low alloy steels
  • Tool steels
  • Cobalt alloys
  • Nickel alloys
  • Copper alloys
  • Zinc alloys
  • Precious alloys
  • Brasses
  • Bronzes
  • Solders

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