Positive Material Identification (PMI) analyzers for safety inspection and pipeline integrity

Tough legislation around material testing has set the bar high for the instruments used for positive material identification (PMI) within petrochemical, petroleum, power and chemical plants. Today’s portable analyzers are more accurate and powerful than ever before, making residual and trace element detection possible in hard to access places and demanding environments. Many portable analyzers meet the requirements of ASTM and API regs, and the stringent PHMSA “Mega Rule” for pipeline material verification, including low silicon analysis, carbon and carbon equivalent.

Hitachi’s range of portable and handheld alloy analyzers help you meet your regulatory compliance obligations. With different technologies tailored to different PMI testing requirements, these analyzers give you the results you need when you only have one chance to get it right. Portable enough to deal with the toughest and remotest of locations, and sensitive enough for demanding applications, such as FAC (flow-accelerated corrosion) analysis.

Choose between XRF (X-ray fluorescence) for non-destructive testing and OES (optical emission spectroscopy) for carbon equivalency measurements.  Our instruments also meet the world’s most stringent PMI metallurgical alloy chemistry testing requirements including API 5L testing, API RP578, ASME section IX B& PV, ISO 17025 and A2LA standards.

Find the product for your PMI Inspection needs

Is any test mark on the material acceptable?
Carbon analysis required?
Do you need to measure components with surfaces (> 300°C / 572°F)?
Do you need to analyze weld seams?

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PMI-MASTER Smart brochure


X-MET8000 for PMI Inspection brochure


Hitachi High-Tech analyzers for PMI safety inspection

The PMI-MASTER Smart portable optical emission spectrometer

The PMI-MASTER Smart portable optical emission spectrometer

The PMI-MASTER Smart is the only truly portable high performance OES analyzer on the market, delivering analysis of key elements, rapid material verification, PMI and metal sorting. Accurately analyze elements at the lowest limits of detection, such as phosphorous, sulfur, boron and carbon. Capable of measuring the carbon content across different steel grades and the nitrogen content of duplex steels, the PMI-MASTER Smart’s fast start-up times supports PMI safety inspection and flow accelerated corrosion analysis (FAC) across your facility.

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The X-MET8000 handheld XRF analyzer for non-destructive analysis

The X-MET8000 handheld XRF analyzer for non-destructive analysis

This non-destructive handheld XRF analyzer allows for easy inspection of components and systems, no matter where they are. The X-MET8000 analyzer can measure a wide range of elements and concentrations in many different materials, including metal alloys. An optional small-spot collimator can be used to isolate specific features (e.g. welds) and measure them accurately. The X-MET can handle the most demanding PMI inspection tasks in seconds, reducing testing costs and time.

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To find out which analyzer will support your industrial plant material verification program, get in touch to request a demo.