Positive Material Identification (PMI)

Positive Material Identification

Built Tough for Maximum Uptime

Vanta™ handheld XRF analyzers provide fast, accurate chemistry and alloy identification in PMI applications including piping, valves, welds, components, and pressure vessels.
Vanta analyzers are essential for:
  • Ensuring the correct alloy components are installed in critical locations.
  • Complying with American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 578—Material Verification Program for New and Existing Alloy Piping Systems.
  • Detecting sulfidation corrosion susceptibility (API RP 939-C).
  • Evaluating flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) susceptibility.
  • Discerning residual element corrosion susceptibility in hydrofluoric acid (HF) alkylation units.
  • Cloud technology enabled.


Vanta analyzers are built for in-service inspection of high temperature systems and hot sample surfaces up to 425 °C for maximum productivity.

Working conditions can be tough on electronic devices and breakdowns cost time and money.

Vanta analyzers are durable for increased uptime and a low cost of ownership.
  • Drop tested using U.S. Department of Defense methods (MIL-STD-810G), reducing the risk of damage and costly repairs when a device is dropped or jostled.
  • IP65 rated to withstand rain, dirt, and dust.*
  • The detector shutter on C and M series models helps prevent punctures so you can analyze rough surfaces with confidence.
  • Withstands a temperature range of -10 °C to 50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F) at full duty cycle.**
* M Series analyzers are IP64 rated. 
** With optional fan. The fan assembly is IP56 rated. Operates continuously at 33 °C without the fan.


Vanta analyzers give you the same accurate result every time from your first test to your hundredth test.
The Vanta Series’ proprietary Axon™ technology uses ultra-low-noise electronics enabling higher X-ray counts per second for fast, accurate, and repeatable results.

Axon technology coupled with a new quad-core processor make Vanta analyzers remarkably responsive, pushing the limits of performance so you get the best results in the least amount of time. Axon technology provides remarkable test-to-test and instrument-to-instrument repeatability, so your first test is the same as your last test no matter what instrument you may use.

Axon technology also provides ultra-low limits of detection (LOD).


User-friendly software enables operators to make inspections with minimal training.
  • Integrated GPS, sample camera, and panoramic camera for improved traceability of test information to the field.
  • Touch screen display that is clear, bright, and readable in any light.
  • Intuitive user interface that is easy to navigate.
  • Customize which features and functions are displayed on the main screen.
  • Data export is simple via USB flash drive, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth®.
  • Unique username and password login for each user.
  • Ergonomic buttons and an industrial-grade, push-button joystick make it easy to navigate the UI with gloved hands.
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