The chemical composition of metal alloys determines their physical properties and characteristics. The elemental composition of ferrous and non-ferrous metals is the most important task in metallurgy, foundry, engineering and other industrial fields.
Analysis of sulfur in oil and petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, motor and transmission oils, is one of the most important tasks. Sulfur forms sulfites in car exhausts, which pollute the environment. The maximum permissible level of sulfur in fuel is reduced yearly. The Directive 2003/17/EC (or EURO VI) requires that the sulfur content of the fuel does not exceed 10 ppm.XRF analysis is one of the most effective methods to solve this problem. The application is regulated by international standards...
XRF is a fast, accurate and easy tool for different analytical applications in the mining industry. It provides on-site analysis of ore samples with minimal sample preparation, reducing the time for lab assay from days to minutes. Usage of the fundamental parameters method allows analyzing an ore sample without the need for any calibration standards. The capability of precise analysis of light elements is very important for understanding sample mineralogy, and it is critical for analysis of certain types of...
Analysis of soils and sedimentary rocks provides important information for soil chemical, geochemical and ecological studies. The content of chemical elements in the soil affects the nutrition of plants and the flow of soil-forming processes. The analysis of toxic elements is important for studying the sources and processes of chemical soil contamination. The XRF method makes it possible to perform efficient quantitative element analysis of soils with a minimum of sample preparation y.
Analysis of heavy metals in objects, such as water, soil and air, is an important part of environmental activities. The X-ray fluorescence analysis method is widely used to solve the needs of environmental monitoring.
The analysis of the chemical composition of raw materials, clinker, mineral additives and finished cement is used to optimize the production and ensure high and stable quality of cement industry products. The main task is the quality control of cement and the determination of 13 oxides: CaO, SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, SO3, MgO, Na2O, K2O, P2O5, TiO2, Mn2O3, ZnO, SrO. XRF analysis method solves this problem quickly and with high accuracy. Elvatech offers a full line of X-ray fluorescence spectrometers, as well as...
A lot of European, US and international directives has been introduced for reducing the impact of harmful elements in consumer goods on human health and environmental. The best technique for screening of products for heavy metals and restricted substances is X-ray fluorescence analysis due to its excellent sensitivity (lead, mercury, chromium, antimony and other hazardous elements can be detected at ppm level), high performance and non-destructive testing.
Sorting of scrap metal by types and grades of steels and alloys is one of the main tasks solved by hand-held XRF analyzers and spectrometers. Elvatech offers the most accurate, lightest and fastest portable ProSpector analyzers that allow elemental quantitative analysis and identification of all types of steels and alloys based on aluminum, magnesium, titanium, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, niobium, lead and tin, precious and rare-earth metals.
XRF analysis is a simple and fast method for quantitative analysis of silicate materials, cements, ceramics and natural minerals. The main advantages of X-ray fluorescence analysis are simplicity of sample preparation, high accuracy and speed of measurements. The main objective of the analysis is to quantify the percentage of oxides such as CaO, SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, SO3, MgO, K2O, P2O5, TiO2, Mn2O3
Multielement analysis in the petrochemical industry is increasingly handled by XRF analyzers. X-ray fluorescence analysis is the most suited analytical method to support all processes, that are made during the production of petrochemical products. Elvatech offers powerful and productive instruments for analysis of petroleum products, such as automotive fuels (gasoline, diesel), lubricating oil, crude oil, heavy fuel oil and other. This products is analyzed for sulfur and chlorine content, for wear metals and...
Lead is a toxic and harmful element. Lead can affect the central nervous system. One of the main sources of lead exposure to children is lead, contained in paints. In some cases, lead paint is used in kids equipment on playgrounds. Even more dangerous is the presence of lead in paints, with covers toys or Christmas decorations. Therefore the analysis of painted surfaces and paints itself is an urgent operation for the industry. The X-ray fluorescence analysis method is most convenient for determining the lead...
Refractory materials are a wide class of heat-resistant inorganic materials widely used in industry, construction and household. Their usage and production requires a strict analytical control at all production and implementation stages. The XRF analysis of refractory materials can be performed onsite or on the production line.
Precious metals and their alloys are widely used in the jewelry industry, electronics, laboratory equipment, medicine, banking sector. The elemental composition of precious metals determines their physical (strength, ductility, color, corrosion resistance) and consumer properties.
Catalytic converters in cars are used for reduction of hazardous emissions, such as carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HxCy) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). These harmful substances are converted into neutral carbon dioxide (CO2), water and nitrogen by catalytic chemical reactions, which are accelerated by three platinum group metals (PGM): platinum, palladium, and rhodium.
Measurement of metal coating such as galvanized zinc over steel is an important task for quality and price control in various industries, such metals industry, electronics, and jewelry. Critical requirement to analysis method is indestructibility. We provide non-destructive, fast and accurate coating thickness measurement without any calibration. Just “out of the box” you can measure coatings of any metal at any substrate!
For modern archaeology, X-ray fluorescence analyzers have become indispensable helpers in daily research activities. The simplicity and speed of the analyzers, developed by Elvatech will lead to significant acceleration the daily work of determination of the chemical composition, age, the way of production and use of various archaeological findings.
The method of XRF analysis, due to the possibility of analyzing the most diverse materials and substances, is used in a wide range of applications in criminalistics labs of the Police, Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Security Service and other forensic institutions. ElvaX and ProSpector analyzer are used as the main analytical tools for the investigation of a wide range of forensic examinations. The accuracy and speed makes it easy to gain important results for various investigations.