Among its missions, the Institut de Soudure group offers its industrial customers inspection, control, metallurgical expertise and certification services, to ensure risk control and guarantee product quality. In this context, the END technical intervention team (non-destructive tests) is in charge, among other things, of determining the chemical compositions and weldability of the steels. This expertise provides detailed information on the characteristics of steels and identifies allied steels. For the past year, the Welding Institute has been using the Z-200C portable analyzer, from the American SciAps and in exclusive distribution by Quantum-RX. This device, using the portable version of laser-induced plasma spectroscopy (LIBS) technology, is the only one in its class capable of analyzing carbon content in carbon steels, stainless steels and weakly allied.
Arthur Lopes, BUSINESS manager and technical intervention END of the Welding Institute group explains: "We validated the choice of Quantum-RX analyzer thanks to the winning of a major contract with EDF for the analysis of turbines on nuclear power plants. And we also use the Z-200C on our missions for GrTGaz. We have not changed our analysis processes. But now we're using LIBS and portable X fluorescence technologies to combine their capabilities and intrinsic benefits. »
Find his full story in the November 2019 issue of Contrôles Essais Mesures magazine