Guide to PXRF Instruments

Guide to PXRF Instruments

 

Portable Analytical Solutions

XL2 & XL5 PXRF Instruments

After you’ve identified that a Portable XRF (PXRF)  instrument will suit your analysing needs, the next question is which instrument will suit your needs best.

This article outlines the details of each PXRF instrument, to help you make a more informed decision.

 

Niton XL2 PXRF

The XL2 Portable XRF Analyser provides immediate, nondestructive elemental analysis for a wide range of applications. It can detect alloy materials from titanium to nickel, as well as tramp and trace element analysis. The XL2’s standard analytical range spans up to 30 elements from sulphur to uranium.

This instrument is lightweight, rugged and built for harsh conditions:

  • Sealed against moisture and dust
  • Ergonomically designed
  • Daylight-readable icons on colour, touch-screen display

Applications for the Niton XL2

  • General Metal
  • Gold
  • Ore
  • Lead Contamination
  • RoHS
  • Alloy
  • Mine Management
  • Waste
  • Hazmat

Niton XL2 Plus PXRF

This is a tough, powerful, handheld instrument for identifying metal alloys and mineral ores easily in the field. It can identify Niobium in Titanium alloys down to 200 ppm and more generally, elements from Magnesium to Uranium, down to 20 ppm in common alloys.

Applications for the Niton XL2 PLus

  • Verification of metals and alloys in manufacturing operations
  • Quality Assurance testing for positive material identification
  • Handheld point-and-shoot sorting at scrap recycling operations
  • Precious metal assay of bullion and jewellery

Niton XL3 PXRF

The Niton XL3 is an advanced Portable XRF analyser with sophisticated models designed for specific industry applications. A tilting, colour, touch-screen display allows easy viewing of sample results under any condition.

The optional integrated camera allows users to locate, view, and store the analysis image and the test results for later reference.

The handheld Niton XL3t GOLDD+ for light element (Mg-S) analysis offers the lowest limits of detection and fastest measurement times.

  • Integrated GPS on some models
  • Rapid accurate decisions on-site
  • Low limits of detection
  • Optimisation for light elements in some models

Applications for the Niton XL3

  • Geochemical
  • Mining and Exploration
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • PMI
  • Scrap Metal Recycling
Niton™ XL3 Analyser Handheld

Niton XL5 PXRF

This top range model has the best limits of detection in the range, and is smaller, lighter and even more ergonomic.

The XL5 allows the x-ray source and fluorescence detector to be closer to the sample, improving limits of detection and shortening measurement time, especially for light elements.

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

  • Vivid navigation; customisable user profiles
  • Micro and macro cameras
  • Advanced analytical performance
  • Lightweight ergonomic design.

Utilise Mining Mode to gather accurate, real time geochemical data and maximise overall productivity:

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 oil and gas exploration, mineral discovery and mining operations.

Applications of the Niton XL5

  • Alloys
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Scrap Metal
  • Mining & Exploration
Niton XL5 PXRF

Niton DXL Portable Benchtop XRF

Niton gold spectrometers quickly provide the exact karat weight and percentages of all elements within an item – easily identifying non-standard, under-karated, and even advanced counterfeit gold with fire assay-comparable accuracy.

With an innovative colour touch-screen display and touch-screen keyboard, the DXL analyses precious metals with speed and accuracy. Its features include:

  • Improved intuitive interface
  • CCD Camera
  • Large sample chamber with a back window for customer view
  • Optional small spot for the isolation of small components
  • Handles small pieces or multiple items simultaneously
  • Non-destructive and simple to operate

With the Niton DXL you can:

  • Simultaneously measure the content of all gold and precious metals without manually changing your calibration based on the metal you’re analysing 
  • Precisely determine the presence and concentration of other trace alloying elements including lead
  • Eliminate the toxicity associated with nitric acid test methods
  • Capture images and focus in on small areas using our integrated cameral and small spot feature (depends on model)

Key Applications for the Niton DXL

  • Gold Buying
  • Jewellers
  • Secondhand Dealers
  • Collectors
Niton DXL

To discuss your PXRF requirements and understand which instrument is best for you, please get in touch and chat with one of our experts.

XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) Explained

XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) Explained

 

Portable Analytical Solutions

XRF Explained

XRF (X-ray Fluorescence) is a non-destructive analytical technique used to determine the chemical composition of materials.

 It has a broad range of applications across many industries, so to understand if and how it might work within your field, let’s take a closer look at what it is.

Specifically, in this article we will discuss:

  • What XRF is
  • How it works
  • Strengths & limitations of XRF

What is an X-Ray

Quite simply, X-rays are light waves that we cannot see. They have a very short wavelength, which corresponds to a very high energy, meaning they can pass through most objects.

X-Ray Properties:

  • Propagated in straight lines at speed of light
  • Absorbed while passing through matter, depending on composition and density of the substance
  • Emitted with energies characteristic of the elements present
  • Affect the electrical properties of liquids and solids
  • Cause biological reactions such as cell damage or genetic mutation
  • Darken photographic plates
  • Ionize gases

What is X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)?

XRF occurs when a fluorescent (or secondary) x-ray is emitted from a sample that is being excited by a primary x-ray source. XRF is an excellent technology for qualitative and quantitative analysis of material composition, because the fluorescence is unique to the elemental composition of the sample – hence why it is so versatile and has a wide range of applications.

The X-Ray Fluorescence Process

A solid or liquid sample is irradiated with high energy x-rays from a controlled x-ray tube.

 

When an atom in the sample is struck with an x-ray of sufficient energy (greater than the atom’s K or L shell binding energy), an electron from one of the atom’s inner orbital shells is dislodged. 

 

The atom regains stability, filling the vacancy left in the inner orbital shell with an electron from one of the atom’s higher energy orbital shells.

 

The electron drops to the lower energy state by releasing a fluorescent x-ray. The energy of this x-ray is equal to the specific difference in energy between two quantum states of the electron. The measurement of this energy is the basis of XRF analysis.

X-Ray Fluorescence Process

What are Portable XRF (PXRF) Analysers?

Handheld and portable XRF analysers provide instant analysis in any field environment, thanks to their lightweight design and ease of use. They are routinely used for rapid quality control inspection and analysis to ensure product chemistry specifications are met, and have become the standard for non-destructive elemental analysis in a wide range of applications.

Now on their seventh generation, portable XRF technology has become increasingly sophisticated, with new capabilities including smaller size, increased speed, better performance and greater ease of use.

Today’s portable XRF analysers are miniaturised and designed for ultra high speed with lab-quality performance.

 

How PXRF Analysers Detect X-Rays

The detector is an important part of all XRF instrumentation, since it is responsible for determining the elements present in a given sample by accurately and nondestructively “reading” the fluorescent x-rays.

When the characteristic x-rays enter the detector, their electromagnetic energies are converted to electrical pulses. These pulses are then sorted into element channels in a Digital Signal Processor (DSP).

Next, the “counts” from each element are sent to the microprocessor, which contains the algorithms for calculating the concentration of each element from the count rate data.

There are two main types of detectors in handheld XRF technology:

 

Silicon Drift Detectors (SDDs)

SDDs are high-resolution detectors that can be used in high count-rate applications. The larger the active area of the detector, the more efficiently it can gather and process x-ray counts.

XRF instrumentation employing SDD can be used in applications that require extreme sensitivity, such as the detection of tramp elements that can degrade the performance of alloys.

Residual elements can be measured with a confidence once only possible in the lab. SDD’s are also required to analyse light elements such as Magnesium (Mg), Aluminium (Al), Silicon (Si), Phosphorus (P) and Sulfur (S).

The introduction of SDDs into PXRF instruments has produced significant performance improvements over traditional XRF capabilities.

 

PIN Detectors

This is a high-performance, high-resolution technology conventionally used in handheld and portable XRF instrumentation. It is appropriate for numerous industry applications.

PIN Detectors measure the fluorescence radiation emitted from the sample after it has been irradiated, usually by an x-ray tube (occasionally by a radioactive source). 

Instruments with Silicon PIN detectors are sensitive to X-rays that are higher on the periodic table than Sulfur (S) and tend to be less expensive than instruments with Silicon Drift Detectors. 

 

Limitations of Handheld XRF

The fluorescent x-rays from lighter elements (Z<18) are less energetic and are greatly attenuated as the x-rays pass through air, meaning analysis of these elements with handheld XRF can be challenging.

Spectral Effects

Some elements have lines that overlap other elements, which can make detection challenging – especially when two overlapping elements are present.

Fortunately the software will strip out and correct most of these overlaps (as long as the interfering element is in the mode being used).

Matrix Effects

The matrix refers to any other element present in the sample, other than the one element being considered. 

If however you are using a fundamental parameters based calibration with all the necessary elements present, enhancement and absorption effects are typically taken care of in the software.

Enhancement Effects

Some fluorescent x-rays have more energy than the binding energy of other elements present in the sample, so their energy will excite those other elements. These elements will give a greater signal return to the detector, therefore “enhancing” the reading.

Absorption Effects

If the fluorescent x-ray is scattered or absorbed by other elements present in the sample, it will not reach the detector so the signal is weaker.

Sample Effects

XRF is a surface analysis technique, so if the surface of the material being analysed is not representative of the entire sample (particle size, inhomogeneity, surface contamination etc) the results will be skewed.

 

Strengths of Portable Handheld XRF Analysers

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Cost-effective
  • Nondestructive
  • Accurate results
  • Instant results
  • Portable
  • Used onsite

 

If you’d like to discuss your PXRF requirements, please get in touch and chat with one of our experts.

Niton™XL2 Precious Metals

Niton XL2 Precious Metal Analyser

Thermo Fisher Scientific – XRF

Perform precious metal testing with certainty

With the volatility and high price of gold, failing to detect just a small variation in composition can be an expensive mistake. The Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ XL2 XRF Precious Metal Analyser provides a fast, accurate, and most importantly, nondestructive method to test the purity and chemistry of all precious metals. The Niton XL2 XRF Precious Metal Analyser quickly detects gold plating and counterfeit gold and gives you the exact elemental composition of jewellery and coins so you can be absolutely certain of the value of the precious metals you buy and sell.

  • Easier, faster and more accurate than nitric acid test methods.
  • Faster, more comprehensive analysis than fire assay with comparable accuracy.
  • Efficiently identify most gold-plated items with Thermo Scientific AuDIT™ gold-plating detection technology.
  • Precisely determine the presence and concentration of other trace alloying elements and dangerous heavy elements, which could impact valuation and future refining needs.

Key Features Of the Niton XL2

  • Standard analytical range: >25 elements from S to U (varies by application).
  • Point and shoot simplicity—very easy to use even by nontechnical personnel.
  • Ideally suited for retail environments.
  • Nondestructive analysis with near-instantaneous results.
  • Ergonomic design.

Speak to PAS for expert guidance about which Thermo Fisher Niton XL2 best suits your application and particular conditions.

PXRF In The Field
Man testing gold and precious metals with handheld XL2 analyser
XRF is a boon to gold exploration

Niton™ XL2

Niton XL2 & XL2 Plus Analysers

Thermo Fisher Scientific – Portable Handheld XRF

Niton XL2 Plus Analyser

xl2 Plus Powerful Handheld instrument that identifies metal alloys and mineral ores

The Niton XL2 Plus is a tough, powerful, handheld instrument for identifying metal alloys and mineral ores easily in the field.

The XL2 Plus is the latest in the XL2 product range of Portable X-Ray fluorescence analysers (PXRF). There are two models: XL2 980 Plus is calibrated for metals, and XL2 950 Plus for mining.

The XL2 Plus can identify Niobium in Titanium alloys down to 200 ppm and more generally, elements from Magnesium to Uranium, down to 20 ppm in some common alloys.

Key Applications for the Niton XL2 Plus

General Metal / Ore / Lead Contamination / RoHS / Alloy / Mine Management / Scrap Recycling / Waste / Hazmat

Speak to PAS for expert guidance about which Thermo Fisher Niton XL2 best suits your application and particular conditions.

The XL2 Plus easy in-field identification of metal alloys and mineral ores
Niton XL2 Plus 1 analysing metal alloys
Niton XL2 Interface
Features & Benefits:
  • IP Certified (Splash/ Dust Proof)
  • Detector ProGuard Protection
  • 2W X-Ray Tube
  • Silicon Drift Detector 
  • Micro Camera
  • Hot Swap Battery
  • Touch Screen and Directional Keys
  • Password Protected Security
  • Nose Cone Alignment Guides

Niton XL2 Analyser

Get fast, accurate analysis for manufacturing quality assurance with the Niton XL2 Analyser.

With four models in the range, the XL2 Portable XRF Analyser provides immediate, nondestructive elemental analysis for a wide range of applications including scrap metal identification, mining and exploration, and lead screening for consumer and electronic goods.

It can detect  alloy materials from titanium to nickel as well as tramp and trace element analysis. The XL2’s standard analytical range spans up to 30 elements from sulphur to uranium.

Lightweight, rugged handheld Niton Portable XL2 Analysers is built for the harsh conditions it will face:

  • Sealed against moisture and dust.
  • Ergonomically designed.
  • Daylight-readable icons on colour, touch-screen display.

Key Applications for the Niton XL2

General Metal / Gold / Ore / Lead Contamination / RoHS / Alloy / Mine Management / Waste / Hazmat

Speak to PAS for expert guidance about which Thermo Fisher Niton XL2 best suits your application and particular conditions.

Niton XL2 In Field -2 elemental analysis
Man testing gold and precious metals with handheld XL2 analyser
Niton XL2 - In Field general metal analysis

Differences Between The Niton XL2 and Niton XL2 Plus

Whilst the Niton XL2 and the Niton XL2 Plus portable XRF units are similar, both units are suited to different applications. Due to a difference in analytical source between the units, the elemental range that can be detected is different. The XL2 Plus also features additional benefits like a swappable battery.

Niton™ XL2

Analytical source: 2W X-Ray Tube, and SI-PIN detector

Elemental Range: Ti-Bi

Features: Fixed Angle touchscreen display, micro camera, bluetooth

Niton™ XL2 Plus

Analytical source: 2W X-Ray Tube, and Silicon Drift Detector (SDD)

Elemental Range: Mg-U

Features: Fixed Angle touchscreen display, micro camera, Bluetooth, swappable battery, IP54 rating for water and dust resistance, detector protection.

Eureka! Portable XRF and Gold Exploration

 

Eureka!

Modern gold exploration takes advantage of technological advancements including Portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers.

XRF sampling techniques in gold exploration map the distribution of gold and in particular, the various pathfinder elements associated with gold (silver, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury, arsenic and barium). It’s much easier to find the pathfinder elements than it is to find gold: once found, these elements are signposts helping to determine if gold is nearby.

While geophysical methods can be crucial for gold exploration, geochemical methods, including portable XRF solutions from Thermo Fisher, are the only ways to measure concentrations of gold and other associated elements.

In 1848, the discovery of a gold nugget in northern California sparked the California Gold Rush, the largest mass migration in U.S. history. Today, the idea of finding gold holds the same allure, with some modern-day prospectors in the Mother Lode region of California searching for gold the old-fashioned way, using buckets and classifiers, hog pans and cradles.

XRF a boon for modern gold exploration

A major difference between the prospecting of old and today’s multi-billion dollar industry is the scale: tonnes instead of bits and pieces.

Indeed, thanks to modern techniques like portable XRF and good old hard work, traditional gold workings have again produced significant finds, with discovery of large seams and previously unplumbed deposits.

According to a 2017 article published on abc.net.au, “Exploration for gold continues apace in every state and territory and the projects nearly all have one thing in common — the pioneer fossickers and gold panners who pushed wheelbarrows across the country in the first gold rush were there before them.

The article cites the example of the Commonwealth Project, located in the gold-rich district around Orange, NSW. Advanced exploration techniques have given formerly forgotten workings like Commonwealth a whole new ‘lease’ on life.

The gold hits at Commonwealth are part of the Lachlan Fold Belt, a 700 kilometre wide belt of gold and silver-bearing ores that run into Victoria,” the article says.

Two of the five largest gold nuggets in the world come from Australia

Many discoveries of large gold nuggets have been recorded, but few of the nuggets remain, having been melted down into gold bars or gold coins. Bullionstar.com profiles the top five largest ‘named’ gold nuggets still in one piece and on display to the public:

  • Pepita Canaã,  Brazil: The Pepita Canaã gold nugget was found in the Serra Pelada gold mining region of Brazilian state of Pará in 1983. It has a gross weight of 60.82 kgs and contains 52.33 kgs of gold, or 1682 troy ounces of gold. The nugget was purchased by the Banco Central do Brazil in 1984, and is now on display in the Museu de Valores do Banco Central in Brazil.
  • The Great Triangle, Russia: This gold nugget was found in the Miass area of the Russian Urals mountains in 1842. It has a gross weight of 36.2 kgs and a gold assay of 91%, meaning that it has a fine gold content of 32.94 kgs, or 1059 troy ounces of gold.
  • Hand of Faith, Australia: This 27.66 kgs gold nugget was found in Kingower, Victoria, Australia in 1980. It is the largest gold nugget ever found using a metal detector and contains 875 troy ounces of gold. The Hand of Faith nugget was purchased by the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is currently on display in the casino lobby.
  • Normandy Nugget, Australia: This 25.5 kgs (820 ozs) gold nugget was found in 1995 in Kalgoorie, Western Australia. Assay analysis shows the Normandy Nugget to have a gold purity of between 80%  and 90%.It was purchased by Normandy Mining, which is now part of Newmont Gold Corporation, and is currently on display at the Perth Mint.
  • Ironstone’s Crown Jewel, California: This nugget is a single piece of crystalline leaf gold found in California in 1992. The gold was embedded in quartz rock; most of the quartz was removed to reveal a single mass of gold weighing 44 troy pounds (16.4 kgs). The Ironstone nugget is now on display at a heritage museum in Ironstone Vineyards in California.

Adapted from Where to See the World’s Largest Gold Nuggets, 2018, Chris Calam, Sales Manager, Thermo Fisher UK.

Want to find gold? Talk to Portable Analytical Solutions about portable XRF solutions to match your needs.

OUR GOLD INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

66 operating gold mines across the nation

80,000 people living in gold mining towns or regions

26,000 directly employed in gold mining

Contributed $4.5 billion this financial year

280 tonnes of gold produced in 2016

Australia is the second largest producer after China

Source: Gold Industry Group 2016

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

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

UTILISE MINING MODE TO GATHER ACCURATE, REAL TIME GEOCHEMICAL DATA AND MAXIMISE OVERALL PRODUCTIVITY.

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.

Niton™DXL

Niton™ DXL Analyser

Thermo Fisher Scientific – Portable Bench top XRF

Niton gold spectrometers quickly provide the exact karat weight and percentages of all elements within an item – easily identifying non-standard, under-karated, and even advanced counterfeit gold with fire assay-comparable accuracy.

Thermo Scientific Niton DXL precious metal Analyser

Be absolutely sure of the value of the precious metals you buy and sell with a fast, simple non-destructive solution for gold analysis. Quickly distinguish between gold plating and solid gold and determine the accurate karat (K) weight of gold jewelry with the Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ DXL Precious Metal Analyser.

 

  • Fast and accurate

  • Handles small pieces or multiple items simultaneously.

  • Non-destructive and simple to operate.


With an innovative colour touch-screen display and touch-screen keyboard, the DXL analyses precious metals with speed and accuracy. Its features include an improved intuitive interface, CCD Camera, large sample chamber with a back window for customer view and an optional small spot for the isolation of small components.

Man pressing test button on Niton DXL precious metal analyser
Man measuring the content of gold and precious metals

Key Applications for Niton DXL

Gold Buying / Jewellers / Secondhand Dealers / Collectors

  • Simultaneously measure the content of all gold and precious metals without manually changing your calibration based on the metal you’re analysing 
  • Precisely determine the presence and concentration of other trace alloying elements including lead
  • Eliminate the toxicity associated with nitric acid test methods
  • Capture images and focus in on small areas using our integrated cameral and small spot feature (depends on model).

Contact PAS for expert guidance about the Thermo Fisher Niton DXL.

Niton™XL5 Plus

Niton XL5 Plus Handheld Analyser

Thermo Fisher ScientificXRF

NEW Top Range model – best limits of detection in the range, smaller, lighter, even more ergonomic.

Identify pure metals and alloys, detect tramp elements, or obtain geochemical data. with a compact, lightweight handheld XRF analyser built for the most demanding analytical applications.

The XL5 Plus allows the x-ray source and fluorescence detector to be closer to the sample, improving limits of detection and shortening measurement time, especially for light elements.

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

  • Vivid navigation; customisable user profiles
  • Micro and macro cameras
  • Advanced analytical performance
  • Lightweight ergonomic design
  • Smaller, faster, lighter
  • Segment leading light element performance 
  • Customisable for individual applications
  • Accessories built for the industry
  • Backed by local support, knowledge and service 
  • Large, installed customer database

Utilise mining mode to gather accurate, real time geochemical data and maximise overall productivity.

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 Plus for cost effective oil and gas exploration, mineral discovery and mining operations.

Key Applications for the Niton XL5 Plus

Mining & ExplorationAlloys /Metal Fabrication / Scrap Metal 

Speak to PAS for expert guidance about the Thermo Fisher Niton XL5

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