Existing Technology Being Used in New Ways

Our friends at Indoor Environment Connections (IEC) have offered several articles on the current concerns surrounding drywall.  They recently had a Q&A with a company that uses X-Ray Fluorescence as part of their drywall testing procedures. 

The article begins…”Handheld XRF analyzers have been in use for years in many fields for the purpose of scrap sorting, art/archaeometry, research and training, mining and exploration as well as detection of restricted materials.  One of the newest uses is in the detection of marker elements in gypsum wallboard to assist in determining the presence of Chinese reactive drywall that is plaguing many homes throughout the United States…”
         The article continues with Q&A about the technology and application
         The Full Article can be reviewed through this link on Page 25

A few points of interest that were noted in the answers:
     “XRF instrument is only one of several tools used to evaluate…”
     “…XRF is being introduced in conjunction with other testing in legal cases around the country.”

Check out the article for more thoughts on X-ray Fluorescence in drywall testing and contact IEC to receive their magazine.  Feel free to contact Quickshot XRF to speak with an Application Specialist on this.

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