Positive Material Identification

Positive Material Identification (PMI) is a fast and non-destructive method for verifying the chemical composition of metals and alloys. Portable and cost-effective, PMI can be performed in labs, or in the field.
itive material identification is a cost-effective method for confirming general material types. While not as thorough as other chemical analysis methods, PMI is a great option for confirming the alloy or type of large batches of material, testing finished components, re-certifying materials, and evaluating materials that cannot be destroyed, or shipped to a lab.
The method is utilized for quality control and safety compliance, and is an integral part of both production and asset integrity management across many industries including oil and gas, power, chemical, pharmaceutical, nuclear, aerospace and fabrication.
Positive material identification can prevent potential product failure in manufacturing. At oil and gas, power generation and pharmaceutical plants, pre-service and in-service inspection of critical
At BECA, we can detect a large range of metals and alloys, and routinely assist with large or on-site projects to ensure your materials meet the required specification and stand up to the demands of the environment.

Laboratory positive material identification services

BECA can perform PMI testing in labs. Our experts can assist in identifying mixed batches of material, issuing alloy verification certifications and analyzing expensive or unique components without causing damage.

On-site PMI with portable XRF-analyzer

As part of our On-site Metallographic Analysis, BECA offers on-site PMI with a portable XRF-analyzer for identification of medium and high alloyed metals, such as stainless steels, nickel alloys, and copper alloys.
Our on-site PMI analysis services provide you with a rapid response to your material sorting requirements when shipping materials or parts to a laboratory is too slow or not possible.