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Analysing metals and their alloys allows the quantification of the various elements in a sample, without destroying or changing it.

We can, for example, analyse bronze parts and their exact content, or define the material that makes up a screw, in order for it to be replaced correctly.

This process can be applied on all clean and accessible surfaces, thus avoiding the need for disassembly.

This method reduces both analysis costs and the time needed to make decisions.

From simple sorting to complex alloy analyses, HYDRO Exploitation can identify the chemical composition of specific materials with high precision. We analyse pure metals and alloy grades quickly and accurately:

  • Aluminium alloys
  • Copper alloys
  • Nickel alloys
  • Stainless steels
  • Wrought aluminium alloys
  • Chromium molybdenum steel
  • Exotic alloys
  • Nickel-cobalt alloys
  • Tool steels
  • Zinc alloys
  • Cobalt alloys
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Precious metals
  • Titanium alloys
  • Zirconium alloys

Particle-counting analysis and classification

This analysis determines the dimensions and quantities of solid contaminant particles in hydraulic oils. The level of purity or contamination is determined in accordance with ISO code 4406. Compliance with ISO, NAS, NAVAIR codes is thus ensured.

The analysis uses laser imaging techniques and a computer program to identify the type and rate of particle production. It provides an image of all particles larger than 20µm, and accepts viscosities up to ISO VG 150 without dilution.

    Client benefits

    The analysis of a mechanical part's metals and alloys allows the materials' composition to be identified for the purpose of their replacement, repair, upgrade, or storage. The counting analysis allows contaminants to be identified, and then any curative maintenance carried out.

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