Malvern Panalytical Scientific Award 2023

Our 2023 Scientific Award is now open – and there’s a €5,000 prize for the best entry.
Entries close August 31st – you’ve still got time!

Niton XL5 User Video from Acuren

Thermo Fisher Scientific Niton XL5 users are happy users, which makes the team at PAS very happy as well.

Acuren Industrial is a leading provider of non-destructive testing and examination services to industries throughout the US and Canada. 

Watch this video to hear Mark Lang, Acuren’s PMI Manager, explain how the XL5 is meeting the demands of this organisation’s critical work in Texas and beyond.

The Niton XL5 is accurate, portable, robust

The XL5 offers amazing versatility, low limits of detection (LODs) and high sample throughput are critical for Australia and New Zealand’s industrial businesses as they seek to remain competitive in pressured markets. The Thermo Fisher Scientific Niton XL5 handheld XRF analyser provides customers with solutions designed to meet their most demanding applications, maximising performance and productivity.

Contact PAS today, to access the XL5 spec sheet or to arrange a demonstration.

PAS to exhibit in RIU Explorers mining conference

Portable Analytical Solutions is excited to be part of the RIU Explorers mining industry conference to be held in Fremantle from 20-22 February 2018.

The popular conference, now in its 17th year, has grown from two to three days in 2018, reflecting the boost in activity throughout the Mining and Exploration Sector.

There are big things happening in the Australian resources sector, with new developments mirroring increased investment from private and government sources committed to greenfield mineral exploration and infrastructure.  (Read more here).

Portable analytical instrumentation and world-class analysers are essential in exploration and development and must-haves in any greenfields project.


Niton XL5

The team from PAS will be demonstrating its impressive Niton XL5 and the Niton range of XRF analysers customised for mining, resources and geological applications.

The new top range model features Mining Mode which enables users to determine the concentration of elements from Mg to U in various types of geochemical materials.

The Niton XL5 delivers cost effective capability for accuracy in oil and gas exploration, mineral discovery and mining operations.

As well as metals, the XL5 measures the elemental composition of scale, sludge, oil, powders and slurries.


Broad range of technologies

Mining and exploration are key industries for PAS with customers across Australia and New Zealand. We provide leading analytical solutions for many applications within the sector that save time and money with in-situ chemical/elemental analysis of samples, providing greater accuracy and faster results. Solutions include field portable analysers utilising x-ray fluorescence (XRF), near infra-red (NIR) spectrometry or FTIR. 

PAS also arranges rental of some analysers, ensuring a perfect fit for customers in their intended application.

Niton XL5 Mining & Exploration Comes To Australia

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Exciting News! PAS has access to the first Niton XL5 Mining & Exploration unit in Australia.


Mining mode enables users to determine the concentration of elements from Mg to U in various types of geochemical materials. Reduce overheads by implementing the Niton XL5 for cost effective mining exploration, mineral discovery, mining operations and oil and gas exploration. Take full advantage of all the XL5 has to offer:
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis for process and quality control
  • Rapid inspection and analysis to ensure product chemistry specifications are met
  • Portable options that are lightweight and easy to use, delivering non-destructive analysis and lab-quality results in the field.
The latest XRF product release from Thermo, has a number of improvements that are designed to meet the challenging product specification set by our customers, these include:
  • Dramatically Reduce Size and Weight
  • Improved Light Element Performance
  • Simple User Interface
  • Inbuilt GPS (standard)
  • Micro and Macro cameras
  • Hot Swap Batteries
  • 50kv 5Watt Xray Tube
  • and many more

For more information or a Demo please feel free to contact us directly.

PAS showcased the Niton XL5 Mining & Exploration Unit at the 2017 International Mining & Resources Conference. Check out the details below for more information, or contact us today.