In the catalytic converter recycling business, it literally pays to get your converters accurately assessed.
Knowing how much PGM (Platinum Group Metals) your converters contain allows you to know whether you are getting a competitive offer or getting shortchanged.
The go-to analytical method is the XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence), a proven non-destructive, analytical technique that determines the elements present in a material.
How Does XRF Technology Work?
In XRF, a primary source is used to emit X-rays onto the material. When exposed to the X-ray, the elements in the material produce a set of characteristic X-rays each unique to itself. These reactionary X-rays are then picked up and analysed, determining the elements present as well as their quantities.
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XRF technology is now available as lightweight, portable handheld devices, weighing between 0.8 to 1.5 kilograms. These portable devices are also designed to be easy to use – simply point and shoot.
PGM recyclers equipped with handheld XRFs (hXRFs) will be able to perform composition analysis on the material on-site, in a matter of minutes. The results are visible to both buyer and seller, making for a speedy and reliable transaction.
Despite all its advantages, hXRFs prices can be quite steep. Instead of owning an XRF analyzer, you can contact us to arrange for an accurate analysis.
The BR Metal Difference
At BR Metals, we go the extra mile to give you the most reliable analysis.
Firstly, we have invested heavily in acquiring cutting edge handheld XRF analyzers from established manufacturers like Thermofisher Scientific. Their hXRFs feature the lowest limits of detection and fastest measurement times for light element analysis, while also being rugged and durable.
Secondly, we pioneered and perfected the use of Standard-Based FP analysis in our equipment, which enable us to custom-calibrate our hXRFs to measure the precious metal content in any batch of catalytic converters with up to 99% accuracy. This exceptional level of precision has been and can be verified through independent analysis.
To complement the XRFs equipment, we have the depth and breadth of experience, technical expertise and state-of-the-art processing facilities to ensure sample homogeneity as well as to maximize the recovery of your precious metals – including the most minute particles and dust generated during the process.
We constantly invest in new technologies and know-how to ensure that you get the most accurate, dependable assaying for your scrap, and the best prices too!
Curious to know how much you can fetch for your converters or how our sampling service can work for you? Drop us an email at email@example.com! You won’t have to wait more than 1 working day for our reply.
Keen to work with us? Check out our various recycling models, each designed to meet specific business needs.
We look forward to hearing from you.