X-ray fluorescence analysis provides maximum efficiency in the analysis and sorting of metal alloys. Due to its speed, non-destructive nature, and minimal requirements for sample preparation, XRF is more versatile and convenient than the optical emission method.
The XRF method is applicable to all existing types of alloys, which makes it indispensable in metallurgy, foundry, mechanical engineering and other fields.
The analysis of the alloys composition is carried out when performing the following works:
– sorting of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap
– incoming inspection of materials, incl. ferroalloys
– composition control during melting
– certification analysis of metallurgical products.
The XRF method is applicable to all existing types of alloys, which makes it useful for work at scrap yards, construction sites, foundries, and any other enterprises.
Due to the fact that most alloys are homogeneous substances, the chemical elements of which are 100% detectable by X-ray fluorescence, they are the ideal objects for analysis by the fundamental parameters method. This fact greatly simplifies the calibration of spectrometers and allows highly accurate analysis of unknown and non-standard alloys. The depth of analysis of a sample ranges from tens to several hundred microns, depending on the density of the alloy, therefore, highly corroded, painted or contaminated metal surfaces must be cleaned before analysis.
Our spectrometers and analyzers rapidly and accurately identify the elemental composition of metals and alloys including, but not limited to:
- magnesium alloys
- alluminium alloys
- titanium alloys
- stainless steels
- low alloy steels
- tool steels
- cobalt alloys
- nickel alloys
- copper alloys, brasses and bronzes
- zinc alloys
- precious alloys.