New PMI One Box Options

SciAps NDT/PMI

Now SciAps offers attractive packages combining our award-winning LIBS carbon analyzer and our X-ray gun. With these packages, you can identify every alloy you’ll ever need for your program or clients.

Contact us for some great package deals!

SciAps makes the leading handheld XRF analyzer for alloy verification, providing fast, precise results for phosphorous, sulfur, and transition and heavy metals. Together with our breakthrough LIBS to measure carbon, SciAps provides the industry-leading combination for handheld analysis: A compact, affordable package with shared accessories like batteries, charger and cables, running on Android OS with the ease of a smartphone.

Optimal performance for virtually every alloy and element, for less money than a comparable spark OES system.


Select an industry-leading SciAps XRF:

  • X-550 most powerful X-ray tube,
  • X-505 2nd only to the X-550

The world’s lightest, smallest, fastest, high precision family of XRF analyzers, with the newest models under 3 lbs. and lightning fast. Most tests are completed in 1 second. Do you have more complicated applications? Pre-configured on-board apps for PMI, aluminum, low residuals, silicon and more assure quality application testing by every operator.

And pair it with our breakthrough LIBS:

  • Z-901 CSi is the economical companion analyzer that measures carbon and silicon only.
  • Z-902 C is the LIBS that does it all. Provides carbon content, carbon equivalents (CE), and concentrations of alloying elements Si, Ti, V, Mn, Cr, Cu, Ni, Nb, Mo and others; dedicated Pipeline App addresses carbon and CE work especially for American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 5L.

Cloud-driven data merge brings it all together in one report. Meets multi-test averaging protocols required by some refineries and pipeline operators.


SciAps Cloud Data Merge_LIBS XRF


X-ray vs. Laser – What’s the Deal?

SciAps Z Series was the first handheld analyzer in the world to measure carbon (and other low atomic number elements like lithium, boron, beryllium). The Z can be calibrated for all the major alloy bases and alloying elements, allowing the use of a single analyzer for all your PMI work. That said, today’s XRF guns offer outstanding performance on transition and heavy metals. These are the sweet spot for X-ray guns. The LIBS technique is simply not as precise on transition and heavy metals as X-ray.

Many inspectors revert to X-ray guns to PMI their stainless, nickel, Cr/Mo steels and other high temp alloys. If they need to verify L-grade or H-grade, they use the Z. Or, for carbon equivalents or residuals, they’ll use the Z. Residuals are a great application because the Z will measure C, Cr, Ni and Cu allowing the use of just Cr + Ni if carbon is < 0.15%. With the SciAps ONE BOX, you’ll have the complete set of tools for the most efficient, comprehensive PMI program on the plant. More about Carbon Testing with the Z.


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