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ICP-OES Analysis

Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) is a technique used in analytical science to determine the levels of certain elements or compositions within a material.

ICP OES analysis is a valuable tool we use to understand the chemical properties of different materials. By using a plasma torch, we can ionize and excite the material, allowing us to identify elements based on their unique characteristics.

At BES Group, we can determine the quantity of these elements by analysing the intensity of emission lines during testing. This type of analysis is particularly useful for metals like carbon steels, stainless steels, and aluminium alloys, as it helps us identify major and trace elements within the material.

In some cases, ICP OES analysis may be more suitable for smaller samples that may not be compatible with Spark-OES. Rest assured, our goal is to assist our customers in establishing whether a material is suitable for its intended purpose, determining the type of material, and ensuring quality control, safety, and compliance measures are met.

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We can detect a variety of elements with ICP-OES Analysis

  • Wrought aluminium alloys: Using ICP-OES analysis, we can determine UKAS accredited element composition on Bismuth (Bi), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Gallium (Ga), Iron (Fe), Lead (Pb), Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn), Nickel (Ni), Silicon (Si), Tin (Sn), Titanium (Ti), Vanadium (V), Zinc (Zn), Zirconium (Zr)
  • Ferrous based alloys: Using ICP-OES analysis, we can determine UKAS accredited element composition on Aluminium (Al), Boron (B), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Manganese (Mn), Molybdenum (Mo), Nickel (Ni), Niobium (Nb), Phosphorus (P), Silicon (Si), Titanium (Ti), Vanadium (V)

We can also determine other non-UKAS accredited elements not listed above according to customer requirements.

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Accurate and reliable test results with qualitative and quantitative data

The combination of sensitivity, speed, accuracy, and versatility makes ICP-OES a valuable analytical technique for a wide range of applications in research, industry, and environmental monitoring. ICP-OES is employed in metallurgical and mining industries for elemental analysis of ores, metals, alloys, and other materials. It helps characterize mineral compositions, assess metal purity, and optimize production processes.

High Sensitivity & Multiple Element Analysis: ICP OES Analysis is especially useful for detecting elements at very low concentrations. This high sensitivity is crucial for many application, such as trace metal analysis. ICP-OES can simultaneously analyse multiple elements in a single sample, which makes this advantageous when assessing complex samples containing many different elements, as it allows for comprehensive elemental profiling without the need for separate tests to be performed.

Accurate Data from Small Sample Requirements: ICP-OES provides accurate and precise quantitative results, making it suitable for both research and quality control application where reliable and accurate data is vital. Sample preparation for ICP-OES analysis is often relatively simple, involving dissolution of the sample in an appropriate solvent. This minimises the potential for sample contamination and reduces the time and effort required for analysis.

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Our technicians are highly trained radiation protection supervisors (RPS) who work under strict legislative requirements in controlled conditions in accordance with the Ionizing Radiation Regulations (IRR), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and the Environment Agency.

Decades of experience

Our team of expert inspectors have decades of experience in testing, and they have the expertise to identify and interpret the flaws in your materials.

Destructive Testing Experience

Our team of expert inspectors have decades of experience in Destructive Testing method, and they have the expertise to identify and interpret the flaws in your materials.

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