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Improved Spectrometric Analysis For Positive Material Analysis (PMI)

Explosions, fires, and other incidents in industrial environments receive wide publicity. Financial losses to operators and insurers can easily run to many millions of dollars. Not infrequently, these incidents are traced to the use of piping, valves, and similar components made of inappropriate materials.

In many cases, the presence or absence of a particular alloying element in a steel component is critical to its performance but impossible to detect by physical inspection. It’s why today, spectrometric analyzers have become vital components for the performance of PMI in these environments.

This new paper reviews several situations that occur regularly and then explains the leading technologies and the instruments that are most effective in detecting the inappropriate alloying elements. Sample test results are included to demonstrate each instrument’s analytical capability.

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