Positive Material Identification (PMI) is performed more frequently as
clients realize the need to assure proper materials are being utilized in their
installations. We utilize the Niton XLP-818 Alloy Analyzer to identify and
sort alloy materials using X-ray fluorescence technology. When subjected
to filtered radiation of varying intensities, a materials alloy composition
can be determined by the fluorescence of the various material’s with
specified ranges. We have developed procedures following the guidelines
of API Recommended Practice 578 to establish a consistent method for
obtaining and recording PMI results. When required by client
specifications, addenda can be included with the procedure to ensure full
compliance with project specific requirements.
In the absence of established industry certification requirements, Hi-Tech has established Task Qualifications to ensure
only qualified personnel are assigned to perform PMI.