Mark Lessard is a market development manager with the Portable Analytical Instruments division of Thermo Scientific, a premier brand of Thermo Fisher Scientific. He has been with Thermo Scientific since 2007 and has 29 years’ experience in all aspects of x-ray fluorescence technology. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, and is an active member and contributor to a number of professional organizations including ASME, API, ASTM, ASNT, and NACE.
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March/April 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Mark Lessard at Thermo Fisher Scientific
In numerous industries that require elemental and material testing, including the oil and gas, power generation, and petrochemical industries, positive material identification (PMI) is at the forefront of any operation. In fact, an increasing number of facilities are adopting a 100% PMI program to ensure that every metal component is made up of exactly the desired chemical composition.