Instrumental & Wet Chemistry Methods
Let the chemical testing laboratory at LTI determine the composition, structure or elemental make-up of your metals, alloys and other materials. Our chemists perform metals testing, composite testing and analysis of powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, ceramics, plastics and more using accredited methods in our instrumental and wet chemical testing labs.
Our computerized chemical testing equipment is efficient, accurate and provides reliable reporting of test results. LTI’s instrumental chemical testing laboratory provides the following analyses:
- Carbon, sulfur, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen analysis and determination
- Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (AES)
- ICP Spectroscopy including ICP-AES and ICP-MS analysis
- Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry with SEM capabilities (SEM/EDS)
- Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Trace elemental analysis is performed using ICP Spectrometers that detect the full spectrum of elements and have detection limits in the “parts per million” range for many metals. Our instrumental and wet chemical testing labs have the capability to process work with limited sample weight or specialized requirements.
Gravimetric, volumetric, colorimetric and potentiometric procedures are used for chemical testing in the wet lab at Laboratory Testing Inc. The chemical testing laboratory also performs testing on metals to determine susceptibility to corrosion. Passivation, humidity, salt spray and salt fog methods are all provided for corrosion testing according to ASTM standards. RoHS Compliance Testing is also provided to meet the restrictions against hazardous substances sold or used in the European Union.