Prevent potential product failure with Physical Analysis & Identification Testing
Why we need to carry out physical analysis & identification test on steel?
By carrying out Physical Analysis & Identification test, companies can prevent potential product failure in manufacturing. At oil and gas, power generation and pharmaceutical plants, pre-service and in-service inspection of critical components and welds with PMI can prevent breakdown and its potentially costly and dangerous consequences.
It is important for the manufacturers of components and machines in steel and other metals to know the composition of the material in order to be sure they correspond the demanded specifications.
Our expert testing team analyse and classify metallic materials by destructive testing to ensure that your material is of the right quality. With our state-of-the-arts laboratory, we are able perform effective metal analyses and customized the optimal analysing solution for your sample testing.
Type of testing method for Physical Analysis & Identification Testing
OES analysis is a rapid method which can analyse any alloying element or impurities in the metal, which are used for process and quality control, incoming materials inspection, and research and certification. It is based on the ablation of sample material by high-frequency electrical sparks applied between a metallic sample and an electrode.
OES can analyses a wide range of elements from hydrogen to uranium in solid metal examples covering a wide concentration range, giving very high accuracy, high precision and low detection limits
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a non-destructive analytical technique used to determine the chemical composition of materials. It is used extensively in the metal manufacturing, inspection and recycling industry.
It identify alloys, detect tramp elements, deliver geochemical data, analyses precious metals, and determine coating weight and plating thickness, to ensure material chemistry specifications are met. XRF occurs when a fluorescent (or secondary) x-ray is emitted from a sample that is being excited by a primary x-ray source.
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) allow for targeted analysis of sample surfaces. These techniques are advantageous at small samples. Typically the SEM-EDX-analysis will be supplemented with photo documentation of the examined specimen. This method is extremely often used in connection with special analyses fx accident examinations.
This testing method can be used to perform a quantitative analysis both on solid samples measuring a few centimetres squared and on fragments, particles or residues measuring a few microns. Widely used for material surface analysis, investigation of product failures, reverse engineering, contaminant identification, solder joint analysis and more.
Application of Physical Analysis & Identification Testing
Non-destructive characterization technique, which requires little or no sample preparation
SEM-EDX-analysis is able to carry out a quantitative analysis both on a sample of several square centimetres
XRF analyzers can work with any type of sample without the need for dilution
OES-Analysis measures a wide range of elements and concentrations in many different types of materials
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With a state-of-the-arts laboratory, our expert testing team is equipped to carry out Physical Analysis & Identification Testing and provide your metallic samples a competitive edge by demonstrating their durability, stability and safety to your customers.
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