Alloy analysis
Alloy analysis

Alloy Analysis using Handheld XRF

Positive Material Identification (PMI) Testguns

When it comes to Positive Material Identification (PMI), Bruker provides a fast, easy and completely non-destructive analysis method for every metal component: XRF PMI guns, also called handheld alloy analyzers. Whatever industry you are in, alloy component reliability, traceability, and safety are of the utmost importance. Whether you are testing small solder joints on aircraft circuit boards or miles of pipeline in a petrochemical refinery, a 100% positive material identification and verification program can eliminate costly alloy mix-ups, improve product quality, and prevent injuries or even loss-of-life.

Bruker’s XRF PMI analyzers offer the state of the art in metal alloy composition analysis. 100% portable and non-destructive, Bruker PMI equipment can be used anywhere, whether on the metal fab floor, at the receiving dock, or to test in-service components. Click here to learn more about how you can save time and money, ensure safety and reliability, and achieve regulatory and ISO compliance with a Bruker PMI gun.

Typical Uses of Alloy Analyzers

Bruker’s XRF PMI equipment provides highly accurate, easy-to-understand positive material identification in seconds, including alloy grade identification and full alloy chemistry. Uses include:

  • Positive Material Identification for Alloys
  • PMI for Scrap Metal
  • Alloy Grade Verification
  • PMI for Metal Fabricators
  • PMI for Particular Metal Alloy Groups: Steel, Stainless Steel, Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel, Copper Alloys, Bronze, Brass, Aluminum Alloys, Titanium Alloys,  Nickel, Cobalt, High Temperature Alloys
  • PMI for Compliance and Certification: API-RP-578 Compliance, API-RP-939-C Compliance, ISO9000 Certification


  • Weld Verification
  • Component Composition Verification
  • PMI for High Reliability (“Hi-Rel”) and Exempt Alloys
  • PMI for Petrochemical Refinery Piping and Components
  • Aerospace PMI and QA/QC
  • Medical Device PMI and QA/QC
  • PMI for In-Service Components
  • PMI for Solder and Solder Joints
  • PMI for Particular Alloy Problems: Flow-Accelerated Corrosion,  Tin Whiskers

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