PMI, XRF & LIBS Analyzers

Positive Material Identification (PMI) is the analysis of a metallic alloy to establish composition. By examining the qualities of the sample�s comprising elements, a precise measurement of the sample�s composition can be determined. Typical methods for PMI testing include X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS).

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is the emission of specific x-rays from a material (fluorescence) that has been bombarded with high-energy X-rays or gamma rays. By reading this secondary x-ray spectrum, the inspection technician can determine the elemental and chemical composition of the material being tested. This method is used primarily in the fields of geochemistry, forensic science, and archaeology. Materials tested can be ceramics, glass, metals, or building materials.

Conversely, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) uses a focused high-energy laser pulse to excite the sample. As the laser pulse hits the sample, a very small part of it is atomized. The atomized sample emits a characteristic frequency of light that is analyzed through optical emission spectrometry to determine the constituent elements. Since LIBS can detect any element, when the comprising elements of a sample are already known, this method can be used to monitor for the presence of impurities or the relative abundance of each comprising element. LIBS can, in principle, be used on nearly any material and is limited only by the power of the laser.

If you have questions about any of the PMI products in the Berg Engineering catalog, please contact us. We�d love to help. Call our staff at 1-847-577-3980, or send an email to info@bergeng.com.

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Bruker EOS 500 Handheld LIBS Analyzer

Bruker EOS 500 Handheld LIBS Analyzer

Description: EOS 500 handheld LIBS analyzer designed for fast analysis of metals and alloys. Shows results in 3-5 seconds.
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Product Code: EOS500

Bruker S1 Titan 800 Handheld XRF Analyzer

Bruker S1 Titan 800 Handheld XRF Analyzer

Description: S1 Titan 800 handheld, lightweight XRF analyzer for use in the field. Analyzes Mg-U, alloys, minerals, lead & more.
New Product

 

Product Code: S1TITAN800

Bruker S1 Titan 600 Handheld XRF Analyzer

Bruker S1 Titan 600 Handheld XRF Analyzer

Description: S1 Titan 600 handheld, lightweight XRF analyzer for use in the field. Analyzes Mg-U, alloys, minerals, lead & more.
New Product

 

Product Code: S1TITAN600

Bruker S1 Titan 500 Handheld XRF Analyzer

Bruker S1 Titan 500 Handheld XRF Analyzer

Description: S1 Titan 500 handheld, lightweight XRF analyzer for use in the field. Analyzes Ti-U, alloys, precious metals, lead & more.
New Product

 

Product Code: S1TITAN500

Bruker S1 Titan 500S Handheld XRF Analyzer

Bruker S1 Titan 500S Handheld XRF Analyzer

Description: S1 Titan 500S handheld, lightweight XRF analyzer for use in the field. Analyzes Ti-U and sulfur in maritime fuels (add on).
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Product Code: S1TITAN500S

Bruker S1 Titan 300 Handheld XRF Analyzer

Bruker S1 Titan 300 Handheld XRF Analyzer

Description: S1 Titan 300 handheld, lightweight XRF analyzer for use in the field. Analyzes Cl-U, alloys, soil, regulated materials, lead & more.
New Product

 

Product Code: S1TITAN300

Bruker S1 Titan 200 Handheld XRF Analyzer

Bruker S1 Titan 200 Handheld XRF Analyzer

Description: S1 Titan 200 handheld, lightweight XRF analyzer for use in the field. Analyzes Cl-U, alloys, previous metals, lead & more.
New Product

 

Product Code: S1TITAN200

Bruker TRACER 5g Handheld XRF Analyzer

Bruker TRACER 5g Handheld XRF Analyzer

Description: Handheld, lightweight XRF analyzer for use in the field and laboratory-like settings. Used for material analysis. Detects F-U.
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Product Code: TRACER5G

Bruker TRACER 5i Handheld XRF Analyzer

Bruker TRACER 5i Handheld XRF Analyzer

Description: Handheld, lightweight XRF analyzer for use in the field and laboratory-like settings. Used for material analysis. Detects Na-U.
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Product Code: TRACER5I

Bruker CTX 800 Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

Bruker CTX 800 Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

Description: CTX 800 portable desktop XRF analyzer for use in the lab or in the field. Analyzes Mg-U, alloys, minerals, heavy metals & more.
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Product Code: CTX800

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