Trusted by the aerospace, construction, food processing, and automotive industries, stainless steel alloys are known for being durable, easy to maintain, resistant to corrosion and stains, and attractive in luster. While nickel is present in most stainless steel formulations, the metals that improve corrosion resistance include chromium, molybdenum, and copper. The higher these alloy ratios, the more likely the stainless steel will be corrosion and rust resistant.
With over three decades’ of metallurgical experience, the SGS MSi team provides positive material identification (PMI) and chemical analysis for all stainless steel types. Many industries use stainless steel to manufacture tools, devices and other products. Using state-of-the-art testing methods, our experienced chemists determine whether your inventory has been mixed—and whether 300 series SS and 400 series SS composition support your intended application. Used to provide rapid determination of metal sorting issues, PMI testing techniques methods include “wet” chemical methods like Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry (ICP), along with X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES).
Stainless Steel Testing Process
As we work with your staff, our team of metallurgical engineers and chemists helps you navigate tight deadlines and project stress. For your peace of mind, we walk you through each step of the analysis process and provide you with easy-to-understand reports and recommendations.
Proudly partnering with clients across a range of industrial and manufacturing sectors, SGS MSi Testing performs metal analysis and PMI testing to ASTM and other industry specifications. Delivering the best in customer-focused service—with same-day turnarounds when needed—our 300 X 400 series SS metallurgical services are timely, professional and affordable. To discuss a project estimate, request an expedited turnaround, or inquire about other services, dial 708.343.3444 today.