How did you spend your Saturday? We were PMI testing a retired Boeing 747.
The benefit of handheld LIBS
Vidal Dias, SciAps sales representative, demonstrated the ease and benefit of having the power of a laser in the palm of his hand last Saturday. The SciAps Z is the only handheld that delivers PMI for L grade, straight grade and H grade stainless as well as carbon steels and cast irons. It’s the ONLY laser (LIBS) with high enough precision to do NDT/PMI across all alloy bases. In this case, the job required sorting CP Ti, 6-4 and 6-2-4-2. Our most basic “air burn” unit (no argon purge) is easily up to this task.
Plus the benefit of 600 burns
LIBS is an OES method that uses a pulsed laser rather than a spark source, and the key to precise alloy chemistry with OES is argon purge. The miniature, user-replaceable argon canister in the handle of the SciAps Z delivers typically 600 burns, which also came in handy when testing high-temp elements, such as titanium, which was on the engine, and basic aluminums from 6063 over to 1100.
Demo SciAps handheld LIBS at an upcoming show!
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