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PR - Higher performance for Niton UK’s alloy analyser

Added 18-06-2007
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An upgraded version of its ground-breaking XLt™ alloy analyser is available from Niton UK in a limited special offer. The hand-held instrument uses x-ray fluorescence to provide rapid, laboratory quality readouts of alloy composition.

As well as being available at a substantially discounted price, the high performance instrument is being offered with an S detector, normally only available as an additional cost option. This detector provides increased sensitivity for a range of trace elements including chromium, copper, nickel and molybdenum.

The instrument’s small size, ruggedness and ease of use enable it to be used in a wide range of demanding field applications from simple metal sorting through to sophisticated elemental soil analysis and decontamination control.

It is also ideal for checking RoHS and WEEE compliance, scrap metal recycling, lead paint analysis and precious metals analysis, and is rugged enough for use in mining and prospecting.

The increased sensitivity provided by the S detector for the detection of chromium in carbon steel is particularly useful in the power generation industry. Flow accelerated corrosion is a common problem in nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, and a low level of chromium and other trace elements can be an indication of possible problems.

X-ray fluoroscopy uses x-rays to excite surface atoms in the material to be analysed, which then re-emits x-rays with a distinctive spectrum. By measuring these fluorescent x-rays emitted by the different elements in the sample, Niton UK analysers rapidly determine the elements present as well as their relative concentrations.

For samples with known ranges of chemical composition, such as common grades of metal alloys, the analyser can also identify most sample types by name, typically in seconds.

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