Ashtead Technology says X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is one of the most important technologies in its range of non-destructive testing (NDT) and environmental testing instruments.
The company’s NDT market manager Steve Drake says that via a small amount of training, almost anyone can implement detailed inspections in a wide variety of applications.
“And with most instruments being lightweight and robust, XRF analysers are among the most popular rental items,” he says.
XRF analysers enable the chemical, non-destructive analysis of metals and alloys in a wide variety of materials. A simple point-and-shoot method means that even relatively inexperienced users can analyse metals content quickly and easily, following the requisite introductory course that is provided by Ashtead Technology’s radiation protection supervisor, Will Russell.
Typical applications for XRF include Positive Material Identification (PMI), recycling of waste metal and compliance with the WEEE and RoHS Directives, quality control in manufacturing, and environmental applications such as contaminated land investigation.
“As customers find new ways to utilise XRF technology, the demand for these instruments continues to grow and with the benefit of our in-house training, new users are able to operate safely and provide reliable measurements,” Drake says.