Welding Analysis Using Handheld XRF: The Best Nondestructive Material Identification for Welds

Welding analysis using handheld XRF is a fast, nondestructive testing (NDT) technique to confirm the proper filler material is being used to weld alloys, and to help avoid defects.  Using the correct grade of alloy is crucial to creating a successful weld. Despite certification, alloy mix-ups still occur. Verification of the appropriate filler material can be obtained with the S1 SORTER, S1 TITAN, or the S1 TURBO in seconds.  Find out how to identify your weld material with the Bruker S1 SORTER, S1 TURBO, or S1 TITAN!

Benefits of XRF for weld analysis

XRF weld adapter

Weld Collimator
Weld mask for S1 TURBO, S1 SORTER

Employing the Weld Adapter to taper the analytical window ensures the base metal does not interfere while analyzing thin weld beads.

  • Analyze welding rods
  • Spools of material

Structural integrity, confidence in welds

In an environment where structural integrity relies on welding, it is critical to have confidence in the welds and welding material.  Analyze incoming alloys before any welding takes place.  Verify in-situ welds during inspection procedures. Send us a query now to find out how the Bruker S1 SORTER, S1 TITAN and S1 TURBO can provide you with the dependability for your welding analysis needs/PMI program!


Bruker has long been the industry leader in XRF, now driving the innovation in handheld XRF Spectrometers. Contact us for more information about choosing the right instrument for your needs.