What are the Different Uses of the Handheld XRF Analyzer?

Evaluating the quality and detecting impurities in metal scrap is essential, to ensure the quality of the contingent of metal scrap. This article focuses on the usage of XRF to analyse ferrous metal scrap. In this article, the various usages of the handheld X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer have also been discussed. 

For companies providing Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) certifications, it is essential to evaluate each and every contingent of metal scrap for impurities. Moreover, the export of metal scrap is strictly monitored by authorities like the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) to ensure that no unauthorized items are exported or imported. Thus, PSI certification providing firms use modern technology to evaluate the contingents of metal scrap for impurities. One such equipment used to evaluate metal scrap is the handheld X-Ray Fluorescence or the XRF Analyzer. Some of the usages of the XRF analyzer to evaluate metal scrap have been discussed below.

Metal Scrap Evaluation:
For companies providing XRF hand held analyzer rental, the objective is to help clients get a better understanding of a particular contingent of scrap metal. Scrap metal tends to have impurities and hence, the use of the XRF is essential to understand the exact constituents of the particular contingent of ferrous metal scrap. Based on the reading of the XRF and evaluating it against a spectroscopic analysis, metal alloys too can be identified. The XRF can detect the presence of alloys such as Aluminium, Carbon steel, Nickel, Cobalt, Super alloys, Stainless steel and Titanium. Moreover, the spectral line mapping will also help you to understand the exact elements present in a contingent of scrap metal. Based on the XRF analysis PSI certification providing firms will evaluate, whether or not the particular contingent has any harmful elements or consists of impurities that are banned by the government. Thus, the XRF analyzer is essential to ensure the quality of the scrap metal exported. Other than analysing the constituent element of a contingent of scrap metal, the XRF analyzer also has many other usages and some of these have been discussed below.

Additional Usages of the XRF Analyzer:
The handheld XRF Analyzer can also be used for the following purposes:
• Soil analysis: The XRF analyzer has been used for a long time to detect the mineral content of the soil. The analyzer can do an environmental analysis of the soil of a particular region. From evaluation provided by the XRF analyzer, the exact constituent elements of the soil of a particular region can be understood.

• Precious metal analysis: As the XRF analyzer is capable of detecting alloys it is used to evaluate precious metals as well. Jewellers often rent the XRF Analyzer from PSI certification providing firms, to evaluate the quality of the precious metals such as gold or platinum.

• ROHS/WEEE analysis: The hand held XRF analyzer is often taken on rent by companies, to identify harmful metals such as mercury or lead. The results provided by the XRF analyzers are usually conclusive, making it easier for companies to take proper precautions while handling harmful metals.

The XRF analyzer has numerous uses, especially with regard to detecting the elements in a contingent of metal scrap, evaluating the constituent elements in metal alloys and for analysis of minerals present in the soil. Thus, if you want conclusive results from the XRF analysis, you should always rent this equipment from a renowned PSI certification providing firm.

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