PMI Services

Smith Valve has the capabilities to perform Positive Material identification in house, utilizing the ARC-MET8000 analyzer.

Optical Emission analyzer designed to identify all the key elements in metals - especially where highest accuracy and/or the analysis of light elements like C, Al, S, P, Mg, Si is needed and when sorting low alloys and aluminum. Ideal, for example, for separation of 316 H (>0.04% C) and 316 L (<0.03% C).

Production Cycle Applications

Use one unit throughout the whole production cycle including:

  • Classification of raw material (recycling metal)
  • QC of semi manufactured products
  • QC of final product

Carbon Analysis of Steels

Recognizing that carbon analysis in steels is of primary concern in many material verification functions, and e.g. in welding work, ARC-MET8000 has the unique capability of measuring carbon in both air and argon modes.

The ARC-MET8000 optical emission analyzer

ARC-MET8000 Features

ARC-MET8000 offers:

  • Accurate results using Air or Argon measurements
  • Fast grade identification and assay
  • Only one probe with an integrated display
  • Low level carbon analysis using Air burn in a few seconds
  • Battery operation, long cable between main unit and probe, and convenient mobility
  • Unique to ARC-MET8000: the probe is the heart of the system

Suitable Materials

  • Ideal for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Low alloy steels
  • Stainless steels
  • Tool steels
  • Low alloy (white) cast iron
  • Aluminum alloys
  • Titanium alloys
  • Nickel alloys
  • Cobalt alloys
  • Copper alloys
  • Zinc alloys
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Click here to review PMI Procedures QW-7.5.4-01 (23 KB)

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