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Thermo Fisher Scientific to Present at NACE CORROSION 2011 Conference & Expo

Latest Handheld Thermo Scientific Niton XRF GOLDD Analyzers for Positive Material Identification Will Highlight Booth Demonstration

(PresseBox) (Billerica. Mass, ) Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced it will present at the NACE CORROSION 2011 Conference & Expo on March 13-17, 2011, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, booth #2306. Thermo Fisher Scientific is a pioneer in handheld x-ray fluorescence technology.

Jeffrey Walker, business development manager for metal analysis applications for Thermo Scientific Niton Analyzers, will deliver a presentation titled, "Corrosion Prediction in Process Piping Using Handheld X-ray Fluorescence."

The company will also demonstrate its latest handheld XRF analyzers, the Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 GOLDD(TM) Series and the enhanced Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t GOLDD+ Series, which offers the ultimate performance and features in handheld nondestructive materials analysis. The instruments of choice in elemental analysis solutions for metal alloys, Thermo Scientific Niton analyzers rapidly identify alloy grades and accurately quantify trace elements for prediction of corrosion mechanisms such as flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) and residual elements in HF alkylation unit piping.

Thermo Scientific geometrically optimized large area drift detector (GOLDD) technology delivers faster measurement times and lower detection limits - as much as 10 times faster than conventional Si-PIN detectors and up to three times more precise than conventional smaller silicon drift detectors (SDD). This innovative technology also allows analysis of light elements such as magnesium (Mg), aluminum (Al), silicon (Si), phosphorus (P) and sulfur (S) without helium purge or vacuum assist. When joined with advanced Thermo Scientific Niton analyzer proprietary electronics, new levels of analytical capabilities are realized.

"The Niton® XL2 GOLDD and Niton XL3t GOLDD+ offer our customers even better tools for rapid and accurate positive material identification. Thousands of companies in oil and gas refining, petrochemicals, aerospace, pharmaceutical production and power generation industries rely on our analyzers every day to ensure operational safety and maintain regulatory compliance," said Walker.

“We recognize the very real potential for material mix-ups and emphasis on improved traceability. Our nondestructive analyzers provide a worry-free solution. They take control of material verification, recovery of lost traceability, isolation of finished welds to validate filler material and dilution rates and confirmation of finished products – all without damaging samples in any way. This saves both time and additional testing expenses. Users get outstanding precision with real-time traceable results and the ability to efficiently and accurately verify miles of piping systems, vessels and associated components in a single turnaround. Further, our comprehensive, turnkey PMI packages even include API RP 578 training certification.”

GOLDD Technology

Whether users choose the performance-leading Niton XL2 GOLDD or Niton XL3t GOLDD+, the ultimate choice in features plus performance, they will benefit from fast, accurate elemental analysis and positive material identification to ensure the integrity of their systems across the process plant.

Niton XL2 GOLDD analyzers have a 45kV, 100 ?A x-ray tube and are lightweight yet ruggedly built to withstand severe environments. Ergonomically designed and featuring daylight readable icons, the Niton XL2 GOLDD incorporates customizable menus for ease of use, multi-language options and a standard analytical range of more than 30 elements from magnesium to uranium. It is the ideal instrument to get rapid results for confident decision-making.

Niton XL3t GOLDD+ analyzers with their 50kV, 200 ?A x-ray tubes and tilting, color, touch-screen display deliver lab-quality analysis on almost any alloy grade and provide the highest performance and sensitivity for the most demanding applications. For ultra-low Mg analysis, there is a helium purge option. Further, the integrated Thermo Scientific CamShot CCD camera comes standard for accurate sample positioning and image capture. The optional Thermo Scientific WeldSpot small-spot feature isolates welds for analysis to help verify that proper dilution rates have been achieved.

A Family of Handheld Thermo Scientific Niton XRF Analyzers

Handheld, award-winning Niton XL2 Series and Niton XL3t Series XRF analyzers are engineered for taking measurements anywhere, anytime, with accurate results available in seconds, saving significant expense compared to traditional laboratory testing. These easy-to-use, nondestructive instruments provide integrated storage of all test results, which are completely tamperproof. Multiple communication options are incorporated, including Bluetooth* wireless and USB communications.

Both analyzers also come standard with Thermo Scientific Niton Data Transfer (NDT©) software, a suite of data management utilities that allows users to set operator permissions, print certificates of analysis to document results, export data into standard formats (.csv or MS Excel*), or operate the analyzer remotely from a PC. The NDT file format preserves and protects the original data from each sample analysis, ensuring that data is not unintentionally or intentionally compromised.

Thermo Fisher Scientific customers are served through corporate resources and a dedicated network of more than 70 distributors and 30 factory-trained service centers around the world. Thermo Scientific Niton analyzers are available in a range of configurations and with an assortment of optional features and accessories to suit a wide variety of analytical needs.
For more information in advance of NACE CORROSION 2011 or to schedule an onsite demonstration, contact a local Niton Analyzers representative or Thermo Fisher Scientific directly at 800-875-1578 (toll-free U.S.), +1 978-670-7460, via email at or by visiting
*Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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