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Expert-Approved XRF Analyzers for Alloy from Metal Analysis Group


X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) is a non-destructive analytical technique used to determine the elemental composition of materials. Handheld XRF analyzers function by measuring the fluorescent (or secondary) X-rays emitted from a sample when it is excited by a primary X-ray source. Each element in the sample produces a unique set of characteristic fluorescent X-rays, serving as distinct "fingerprints." These "fingerprints" enable handheld XRF analysis to be a powerful tool for both quantitative and qualitative measurements.

Portable XRF analyzers are particularly adept at quantitatively measuring the elemental composition of metals and alloys. They can compare the results against a comprehensive library of tabulated values for standardized alloy grades commonly used in various industries. These tables encompass composition limits for about 500 alloy grades across all metal bases, including 60 common copper alloys as defined by the Copper Development Association. Users can further augment and customize these alloy libraries to suit specific needs.

High-strength low alloy steel, known for its excellent corrosion resistance, is widely used in the automotive and aerospace industries. During the production of steel, it is crucial to perform rapid and precise elemental analysis. This capability helps steel producers reduce costs in the competitive market while ensuring they meet the necessary quality standards.