Brian Wilson is the business development manager, energy markets, for portable analytical instruments at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He has more than 15 years of experience in x-ray fluorescence (XRF) and optical emission spectroscopy (OES) elemental chemistry techniques. His current focus is on handheld XRF applications for the oil & gas industries, as well as petrochemical, power generation, and the manufacturing industries that support the energy markets. Brian is a graduate of the Navy Nuclear Power Program, and prior to getting into the PMI field, served in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear submarine fleet.
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July/August 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Brian Wilson at Thermo Fisher Scientific
The instrumentation available to detect inadvertent material substitutions through positive material identification (PMI) has never been more available, portable or powerful than it is today. For one industrial services company, Tacten Industrial, Inc., embracing the latest technological advances in PMI while using rope access to conduct inspections has helped to transform their business. It has found the ideal formula for retroactive PMI that allows its team and its clients to rest assured that they’ve conducted their testing right – the first time.