3 to 15 seconds are required for the Niton analyzer to determine the chemical composition of a metallic product, even for the thinnest wire or swarf. First of all, the device is intended for checking of received scrap and for separating it according to classes of steel and alloys.
The enterprise has paid $ 40 thousand for the new portable X-ray fluorescent analyzer. Simultaneously it may determine up to 24 chemical elements and their percentage; presence of hazardous substances can also be found in a product.
It is interesting that in the Hermitage the same analyzer is used for the authentication of paintings. The case is that the paint formulation differs significantly in different times and different artists. The program determines the chemical composition of paints on an art piece that allows identifying of new-made replicas and distressed paintings.