AV1: Hydrogen Analyzer for Aluminum Alloys
At present time AV-1 is offered to non-ferrous metal foundries which want to improve quality of their products. However, there are a lot of possible uses of this apparatus. AV-1 is able to measure hydrogen content in any state of matter - liquid, gaseous or solid.
For determining H content of aluminium alloys AV-1 uses the vacuum heating method. The use of a low-cost, small-size mass spectrometer brings modifications of quality in the process of analysis. It allows not only to define with 99% accuracy the hydrogen content in metal, but also to indicate the surface hydrogen as well as the hydrogen content in different layers of a sample.
Due to its simple principle of operation, the apparatus shows a high reliability level and has a lower cost compared to similar-purpose equipment.