Niton™ XL3t Ultra Analyzer

With the Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ XL3t Ultra Analyzer, users can now identify elusive oil and gas deposits and prevent unnecessary drilling work in the wrong location, which is not only costly but also time-intensive.

The Niton™ XL3t Ultra Analyzer from Thermo Scientific™ enables rapid analysis of samples in the field, allowing users to instantly identify the locations of the deposits and the ones that will be the most productive.

This high-functioning analyzer provides excellent light element detection needed for gas shale applications but without any vacuum or helium purge. It is also the preferred tool for positive material identification, providing superior alloy-grade identification and elemental analysis in just seconds.

The Niton™ XL3t Ultra Analyzer is perfect for specific applications that require lower detection limits and faster analysis. The advantage of this analyzer is a 45 mm2 silicon drift detector (SDD) that considerably improves the measurement and sensitivity times — up to ten times faster than traditional Si-PIN detectors and up to three times more accurate than standard silicon drift detectors.

With its higher precision, faster analysis and the potential to quantify light elements without the help of vacuum or helium, it is the perfect system for the following applications:

Oil and Gas Exploration

  • Inferring mineralogical properties that are conducive to oil and gas production from data obtained in real-time
  • Upstream production and exploration
  • Fast, on-site chemical analysis of cuttings, cores and rocks that can be used for detecting formations and for finding out the mineral composition of the rock

Mining Exploration

  • Sophisticated exploration and drilling — trend analysis to spot increasing or decreasing pattern of target elements to “stop” or “continue” the drilling decisions onsite
  • Early-stage exploration — outcrop evaluation and soil survey
  • Ore deposit mapping and modeling

Positive Material Identification (PMI)

  • Positive alloy-grade identification and rapid, precise alloy analysis
  • Lost material traceability can be recovered
  • Incoming inspection of materials, in-process verification and final inspection of products
  • Finished welds can be separated to verify filler material and dilution
  • The integrity of process piping, reaction vessels and valves can be confirmed

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