Positive Material Identification / Alloy Verification (PMI/AV)

  • Using the latest equipment, rapid alloy verification of most ferrous and non-ferrousmaterials is carried out.
  • The equipment is based on XRF (X-ray fluorescence) technology and rapidly sorts or identifies many metallic materials.
  • The XRF equipment uses the latest miniature X-ray tube technology (rather than Radiographic Source) ensuring safe on-site usage and is operated by fully trained and competent technicians.  Radiation Protection Supervisor in house ensuring compliance to Ionising Radiation Regulations local rules.
  • PMI/AV is undertaken on a vast variety of components. Some examples of Keighley Laboratories work includes sorting of mixed materials, material identification on valve components, fasteners, fabrications, pipework – Petrochemical, castings, forgings, etc.
  • Some elements are more difficult to identify and quantify – we can advise as necessary.
  • Fast and accurate
  • Used as a principle method of quality control
  • Can be carried out on large, small or even swarf samples
  • Carried out in-house or onsite by experienced technicians
  • Full support of large UKAS ISO 17025 accredited chemical laboratory if required
  • Portable and hand-held allowing work to be undertaken in-house or on-site
  • No surface damage compared to arc-spark instruments
  • Experienced Metallurgists available to assist in further evaluation.
  • The XRF equipment uses modern miniature X-ray tube technology ensuring safe on-site usage and is operated by fully trained and competent technicians.
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor in house ensuring compliance to Ionising Radiation Regulations local rules.
  • Full range of standards available, all standards produced and over-checked in house in UKAS 17025 accredited laboratory.
  • Ability to validate most ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

Matthew Mellor

Technical Services Director 

Carl Barker

Test House Manager

Roger Wheatley

Senior Technician NDT

Keith Blower

Technical Director

John Whitaker

Chief Chemist

Tom Varley

Chemical Analysis 

Graham Woodward

Chem Lab Supervisor

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Keighley Laboratories Ltd
Registered Office:
Croft House
South Street
Keighley
West Yorkshire
BD21 1EG
Registered in England 164811
UK Tel: +44 (0)1535 664211
Email: info@keighleylabs.co.uk

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