Positive Material Identification
The journey for material from the production mill to the end product is long and goes through many hands. Because of that, the opportunity for errors is significant. How do you guarantee that you have been supplied with the type of material you have ordered, at the right grade and quality you have paid for?
The demand for material traceability is ever increasing to ensure end products and structures are built to their specifications. Material and welding quality assurance is even more important where safety is critical, especially with construction maintenance work.
Positive material identification (PMI) will determine alloy composition, and thus, the identity of materials in a matter of seconds. The non-destructive testing (NDT) process using X-rays will guarantee to highlight whether you are using the material quality and grade you expected.
Handheld XRF analysers are the ideal instruments for this application.