New Handheld Analyzer for Carbon Measurement

23 August 2019

A new handheld analyzer features laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for speed, increased accuracy and greater mobility for petrochemical plants, fabricators, scrap recyclers and quality control departments seeking to measure low concentrations of carbon in metal, 

The Thermo Scientific Niton Apollo handheld LIBS analyzer puts advanced technology into the hands of end users, allowing them to more quickly and precisely test metals for carbon content in the field. Results can be returned in as little as ten seconds for increased speed and productivity. The portability and lightweight design of the handheld is valuable for operators at complex job sites who have generally had to maneuver large equipment into small or difficult spaces to perform analysis in the past.

In addition to quantifying carbon concentrations in low alloys and L+H grade steels, the Niton Apollo can also accurately measure Al, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Ni, Si, Ti, V, W, Carbon Equivalency (CE) and pseudo elements. 

Additional features include:
  • Third-party-validated interlocks designed to keep users and bystanders safe from laser exposure.
  • A tapered nose to attain more field coverage of awkward corners, joints and tight welds.
  • Micro and macro cameras to support sample positioning and record keeping documentation.
  • Wireless data transfer, remote operation and software updates enabled by NitonConnect.
  • IP54 rating to safeguard against environments containing splashes or dust.
  • Two (2) Milwaukee® batteries with a battery life of 3-4 hours each.
  • Tilting, color touchscreen to for viewing from multiple angles.
Image Courtesy of Thermo Scientific.