X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) is the best way to sort nickel-base alloys. It is 100% non-destructive and at the same time offers superior performance on the heavy elements found in nickel alloys.

This is a video tutorial for how to test nickel with a handheld XRF. While this video features the SciAps X-550, there are many other handheld and benchtop XRF units on the market that can test nickel-base alloys.

To test nickels you will need:

  1. A XRF analyzer with the "General Metals" or "Metals" calibration.
  2. At least 1 Nickel Certified Reference Material (CRM).
  3. Clean XRF Windows for your analyzer.
  4. Training for how to get the right results, every time.

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While virtually all XRF units capable of analyzing metals can measure nickel alloys, it is important to note that you will need a light element capable XRF analyzer to measure light elements such as Aluminum (Al) found in some nickel-base alloys. The SciAps X-550 featured in this video is light-element capable.

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