Chemical Analysis

X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF)

XRF is a fast and easy to use technique for chemical analysis. The instrument is portable which enables analysis of large and heavy samples at your site. A built in database enables quick metal alloy identification.

Typical applications:

  • Metal alloy identification
  • On site analysis if samples cannot be brought to the lab
  • Trace elements analysis in e.g. plastics

Niton XL3t GOLDD, hand held.

XRF analysis on site
Result of XRF analysis on steel
XRF

FT-IR Spectrometer

Fourier Transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is a technique for identification of organic materials. The technique is fast and easy to use if you have an unknown substance and want to compare it with a reference. A database also enables the identification of unknown substances.

Typical applications:

  • Identification of polymers
  • Identification of foreign particles, fibers etc.

Perkin Elmer Spectrum One.

Comparison between particle and glue on polymer reference
FT-IR

Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX)

Energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) is a microanalysis technique used in conjunction with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). EDX offers elemental identification and quantitative compositional information of features down to ~1 µm in size. EDX can be performed as point or area analysis, line scans and mappings.

Typical applications:

  • Chemical analysis of thicker deposits, coatings and oxides
  • Corrosion evaluation
  • Identification of metallic materials

Oxford instruments X-act.

Distribution of AlCaO, a 0.5 mm wide slag inclusion which caused fatigue fracture in gear tooth.
EDX analysis of metallic flake.
EDX

FT-IR Spectrometer

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