No radioactive materials, no licensing costs or travel restrictions and no isotope replacement and disposal costs.
The X-550 Pb utilizes miniaturized, rugged Rh tube (40 kV, 100 uA, 4 W) and Silicon Drift Detector for measurement of lead-based paint in units of mg/cm2. The X-550 Pb is world’s only handheld XRF accepted by HUD and EPA for testing residential, day care, schools and other such properties via a published Performance Characteristics Sheet (PCS). It provides analysis of lead (Pb) loadings both for surface and deeply covered lead in paint in as little as 1 second, as well as a risk-assessment indicator if the lead is on the surface or covered by non-lead containing paint.
The X-550 Pb may be operated in two Apps. One is the PCS App, for automatic testing fully in compliance with the PCS. In this setup the analyzer automatically terminates testing as soon as the lead level is above or below the Action Level (usually 1.0 mg/cm2) with 95% confidence. The unit also features an OSHA/IH App for precision-based test times designed for industrial type compliance testing where operators want to measure the presence of any detectable lead. The lead limit of detection is typically 0.01 mg/ cm2. The analyzer auto-calibrates on a 316 stainless steel clip, and the user performs a lead calibration check on a NIST 1.0 mg/ cm2 calibration block. Analyzer auto-calibrates on external 316 stainless beam cover and is equipped with NIST certified reference paint sample to verify calibration at 1.04 mg/ cm2. Analyzer includes dual integrated cameras. A macro-camera for photo-documentation of tests and reading bar codes and internal targeting camera for pinpointing specific test regions especially on molding or other irregularly shaped testing surfaces. Google-powered, Android operating system providing easy and intuitive operation. Wireless and Bluetooth built in for easy connectivity to other devices.