Positive Material Identification (P.M.I)

Our PMI XRF alloy analyzers are portable hand-held devices that perform a non-destructive test on the material at any time in merely seconds. XRF works by exposing the material to a flux of x-rays. The atoms then absorb the energy and become temporarily excited and they fluoresce, or emit x-rays. The x-rays emitted by the sample’s atoms possess clearly defined energies that are unique to the elements present in the sample. By measuring the intensity and energy, the XRF instrument can provide qualitative and quantitative analysis. In short, it can identify the elements, measure the concentration of each and display them on the unit.

Technique capability:

  • Identifies the material chemical composition in few seconds.
  • Capable of inspecting fixed structures.
  • Inspection can be performed in a limited access area.