Since July 1 2020, pipeline operators in the USA must routinely check the condition of pipes, valves and flanges. The checks will rely heavily on positive material identification (PMI) principles.
To comply, you need to be able to perform a comprehensive and reliable analysis of steels and calculate the carbon equivalence (CE) accurately. To do this, you need accurate analysis of S, P, Ni, Cr, Mn, Si, Ti and V, as well as ability to analyze refractory elements, which are typically very challenging for LIBS due to high hardness and melting points: Mo, Nb, TA, Hf and W. There’s also a growing interest in low concentration of B in steels below 10ppm.
Why choose the PMI-MASTER Smart?
Almost no warm-up time.
Stable in a high temperature range.
Easy to re-calibrate.
Up to 300 analyses with a single battery.
Easy to use with a simple and intuitive user interface. Stable Windows operating system with multiple options for data storing and reporting.
Freedom in the choice of argon supply and bottle size.
Inspection doesn't have to be a time-consuming process. Fast start up and analysis time minimize disruption and downtime.
For analysis of important elements like carbon, nitrogen and boron to grade ID and elemental composition.
Our analyzers work wherever you need them to. Designed for long-term use in the most demanding of environments.
Cloud-based data management tools allow you to generate, store and share inspection data in real-time.
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