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Spark-OES Analysis

At BES Group, we offer cutting-edge Spark Optical Emission Spectroscopy (Spark-OES) analysis services to meet your elemental analysis needs with precision and reliability.

Spark-OES analysis is a powerful technique used for elemental analysis of solid metallic samples. It involves the generation of a spark discharge between an electrode and the sample surface, which excites the atoms in the sample. As the excited atoms return to their ground state, they emit characteristic wavelengths of light, which are then analysed to determine the elemental composition of the sample.

Our fully equipped laboratory and experienced team ensure accurate results for a wide range of sample types and industries. Whether you require routine quality control testing, research and development support, or specialized analytical services, we are here to assist you.

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We can detect various elements using Spark-OES Analysis

Using Spark-OES analysis, we can determine UKAS-accredited element composition on:

Aluminium alloys: Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Mg, Mn, Si, Sn, Ti, Zn

Ferrous based alloys: Al, B, C, Cr, Co, Cu, Pb, Mg, Mn, Mo, Ni, N, Nb, P, Si, S, Sn, Ti, W, V, Zr

Nickel based alloys: Al, B, C, Cr, Co, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Ni, Nb, P, Si, S, Ta, Ti, W, V, Zr

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From critical components to structural steelwork, we're here to help analyse your metals.

We offer comprehensive elemental analysis services using Spark-OES for various industries, including metallurgy, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and more. Our analysis covers a wide range of elements, from major constituents to trace elements, providing valuable insights into material composition and quality.

Spark-OES analysis is especially important when our customers need to know accurate information about their material’s composition, to meet industry standards or customer specifications.


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We've built a strong reputation for providing exceptional service to over 35,000 satisfied customers from diverse industries. Our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction has resulted in long-standing partnerships and unwavering trust.

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You can be confident that our services will be conducted to the highest standards, as we hold a number of accreditations that demonstrate our commitment to quality.

Commitment to quality

BES Group is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality services possible. We use state-of-the-art equipment and software, and our assessors are all certified to the highest standards. 

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