LMATS has been providing NATA accredited chemical analysis (metals & alloys) services to the industry since 2009. LMATS utilises CCD based spark atomic emission spectrometer (AES) for chemical analysis of metallic samples. LMATS is one of the independent engineering testing laboratories in Australia to have spectrometer analysis of metallic samples. LMATS is accredited to perform Laboratory based OES Spectrometry chemical analysis on Ferrous alloys including Boron,  Stainless steel including Nitrogen, Copper alloys and Aluminium alloys. see scope of NATA Accreditation

LMATS can detect Boron content up to 0.001% in your steel to comply with Australian Standards.


LMATS also offers on-site chemical analysis on in-situ parts using portable Optical Emission spectrometer; that can measure carbon content in samples. In addition to the multiple units of portable hand-held XRF spectrometers, LMATS has 3 additional site use portable Spark OES spectrometers for on-site chemical composition tests.

LMATS   comprises a team of Metallurgist, Engineers, Scientist, Engineering Technologist and Non-destructive Testing Technologist. The combination of these professionals from different speciality ensures that chemical composition along with several optional engineering tests results are interpreted by experienced metallurgists and the clients receive report, within the shortest period of time, on accurate identification of material grade for replacement of critical parts and or reverse engineering.


LMATS offers Chemical Analysis services from our Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth laboratories. These laboratories also provide services to the clients in Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory and New Zealand. Please contact your nearest LMATS branch to obtain professional services for your next metallic sample analysis by spectrometry and Material grade identification.

Typical applications:

  • Production quality control in foundries and steel mills
  • Product certification by analyzing chemical composition of a product sample
  • Calculate carbon equivalent for welding purpose by analyzing chemical composition
  • Analyze chemical composition to identify material type for the purpose of part replacement, failure investigation, reverse engineering, etc

The elements commonly analysed are:-
LMATS also deploy PMI-XRF-Spectroscopy and Portable Optical Emission Spectroscope (OES) technologies.