TCR-Kuwait's Positive Material Identification service includes experienced on-site inspection and testing team with multiple highly sophisticated handheld / portable X-Ray Florescence (XRF) and portable Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES) spectrometer which can measure the complete chemical composition of the materials, non-destructively and accurately.
TCR-Kuwait have several PMI instruments that can be deployed for a on-site assignment in the oil and petrochemical industry in Kuwait.
Positive Material Identification Equipment
XRF Portable Alloy Analyzer
Our XRF based PMI instruments include XMET 3000TX Portable Alloy Analyzer from Metorex (Finland), Metal Master 2000, Model 898 Alloy Analyzer from NITON and Model XMET3000 from Metorex. These analyzers can analyze alloying elements in Carbon Steel, Alloy Steel or Stainless Steel, Tool Steels, Ni Alloys, Cobalt Alloys and Copper Alloys. The elements that can be analyzed are Cr, Ni, Mo, Mn, Fe, Ti, Nb, Zn, Cu, Co, W, V, Sn, Pb, Ta, etc. The identification is done on basis of major alloying elements only and grade of material is reported by our inspection engineer. Please note that this instrument will not analyze elements like C, S, P, Si, Al, B etc and hence material like 316L and 316 can not be segregated by these instruments.
ARC-MET 8000 MobileLab Portable Spectrometer
This portable spectrometer is ideal for PMI and can determine all elements in Carbon Steel, Alloy Steel & Stainless Steel. It can be used to analyze Ferrous and Non Ferrous materials including Nickel, Cobalt Aluminum and Copper base alloys along with Carbon. Low Alloy and Stainless Steels. Separate calibration will be provided for each matrix. Thus this is a very precise instrument and is used in lab as well as field operations. It uses Argon Gas for Ferrous samples where determination of elements like C, S, P and Si is essential to determine exact grade. The test surface requirement however is a flat surface of about 20mm dia. It can analyze elements including Fe, C, Si, Mn, Cr, Mo, Ni, Al, Co, Cu, Nb, Ti, V, W, Pb, and Zr.
PMI Inspection and Services Team
The TCR-Kuwait PMI division has expert engineering and inspection personnel to undertake incoming material inspection and provide on-site alloy verification for Quality control and Stock control purposes. TCR-Kuwait can analyze Melt and Weld and provide a comprehensive Maintenance assessment. Our expert engineers can also provide guidance to clients in selection of test equipment and forming test standards.
Our engineers and PMI team can travel across Kuwait, Middle-East, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Dubai and even to places in USA, UK and the rest of Europe. PMI Service engineers travel from our offices in Kuwait.
Positive Material Identification Projects are undertaken on a Time and Material or fixed-cost basis based upon the customer's requirement. In most instances we deploy XRF based instruments, however, we can also deploy a portable optical emission spectrometer (Arcmet 8000) which can analyze carbon, sulphur, phospohorus, but is not as portable as XRF instrument. If choosing the portable optical emission spectrometer, the costs will be extra.
Our quotation will depend on quantum of work (number of PMI points to be inspected) and Number of Days employed. Lodging, Boarding and transportation will be extra at actuals. If you have any particular type of job, please let us know and we shall make a specific proposal for you.
Completed Projects and Customers
Our PMI service client list includes customers in the refining and petrochemical industry, a number of Metal producers, Foundries, Metal fabricators, Scrap yards, Scrap traders, Electric utility companies, Fossil and Nuclear power plants, Construction engineering, and the Chemical process industry.
We have a large list of successful completion of Positive Material Identification (PMI test) projects in Kuwait and India. Our partner company, TCR Engineering has completed more than 500 PMI
assignments including projects under third party inspection of EIL, Lloyds, KTI, TUV, DNV & BARC in India.