4.POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION OF MATERIALS BY X-RAY FLUORESCENCE
The materials, according to their composition, show a characteristic fluorescence when an X-ray beam is incident on them. SCI has portable equipment to determine the chemical composition of a material quickly and without the need for special surface preparations.
5.DIRECT OR INDIRECT VISUAL INSPECTION (Boroscopy, Videoendoscopy)
Visual Inspection by means of Boroscopy or Videoendoscopy is used to visualize those places where the human eye cannot reach. To achieve this, at SCI we have equipment called Borescopes and Videoendoscopes.
The borescope has a thin, elongated, rod-like shape. For examination purposes, it is equipped with several lenses that are part of a telescopic system. This equipment is ideal for visual inspection of the interior of tubular components.
The Videoendoscope has a flexible cable with a camera at its tip. This cable of different lengths can be inserted into components so that they can be visually examined from the inside, while recording the images at the same time.
These inspection techniques are used to analyze components without the need to subject them to a disassembly process, and the systems also allow the images obtained to be recorded, so that they can be consulted at a later date.