Calibration Standards for Large Plated Parts

XRF Standards

Bowman supplies reference standards for precisely calibrating any XRF coating thickness and elemental analysis system.

We provide single-layer foils in every common thickness variant, for aluminum, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, gold, iron, indium, lead, nickel and electroless nickel, palladium, platinum, rhodium, silver, tantalum, tin, titanium, and zinc.

Cr/Ni/Cu (Chromium/Nickel/Copper) 3 layer foils
Cr Ni Cu
µin µm µin µm µin µm
10 0.25 200 5 200 5
10 0.25 200 5 500 12.5
20 0.5 200 5 500 12.5
10 0.25 200 5 700 17.8
10 0.25 400 10 700 17.8
Zn-Ni/Fe (Zinc-Nickel/Iron or Steel)
μin μm %Zn %Ni
100 2.5 85 15
200 5 85 15
400 10 85 15
500 12.5 85 15
600 15 85 15
800 20 85 15
Ag (Silver) Foils
μin μm
2 0.05
4 0.1
10 0.25
20 0.5
40 1
80 2
100 2.5
150 3.8
200 5
300 7.5
400 10
500 12.5
600 15
800 20
1200 30
1500 37.5
2000 50
Al (Aluminum) foils
μin μm
10 0.25
120 1
10 3
200 5
500 12.5
1000 25
2000 50
Cd (Cadmium) foils
μin μm
80 2
200 5
300 7.5
400 10
600 15
1000 25
1500 37.5
Co (Cobalt) foils
μin μm
4 0.1
10 0.25
20 0.5
40 1
80 2
120 3
200 5
300 7.5
500 12.5
800 20
Cr (Chromium) foils
μin μm
2 0.05
4 0.1
10 0.25
20 0.5
40 1
80 2
120 3
200 5
400 10
500 12.5
Cu (Copper) Foils
μin μm
4 0.1
10 0.25
20 0.5
40 1.0
100 2.5
200 5
300 7.5
400 10
500 12.5
700 17.5
800 20
900 22.5
1100 27.5
Fe (Iron) foils
μin μm
4 0.1
20 0.5
40 1
80 2
120 3
200 5
240 6
300 7.5
500 12.5
700 17.5
1000 25
In (Indium) foils
μin μm
4 0.1
10 0.25
20 0.5
40 1
80 2
200 5
240 6
400 10
600 15
1000 25
1600 40
Ni (Nickel) Foils
μin μm
2 0.05
4 0.1
10 0.25
20 0.5
30 0.8
40 1
50 1.3
60 1.5
80 2.0
100 2.5
120 3
150 3.8
200 5
250 6.3
320 8
400 10
500 12.5
600 15
700 17.5
800 20
900 22.5
1000 25
1200 30
Ni-P (Electroless Nickel) foils Non-Certified Phosphorus*
μin μm %P %Ni
100 2.5 4 96
200 5 4 96
400 10 4 96
550 13.8 4 96
600 15 4 96
80 2 8 96
100 2.5 8 96
200 5 8 96
250 6.3 8 96
300 7.5 8 96
400 10 8 96
600 15 8 96
700 17.5 8 96
125 3.1 12 88
250 6.3 12 88
330 8.3 12 88
450 11.3 12 88
* For Ni-P with certified wt%P see Alloy foils.
Pb (Lead) foils
μin μm
4 0.1
10 0.25
20 0.5
40 1
80 2
120 3
160 4
200 5
360 9
Sn (Tin) foils
μin μm
4 0.1
10 0.25
20 0.5
40 1
80 2
200 5
400 10
600 15
800 20
900 22.5
1200 30
1600 40
2400 60
3000 75
Ta (Tantalum) foils
μin μm
4 0.1
10 0.25
20 0.5
40 1
60 1.5
80 2
Ti (Titanium) foils
μin μm
4 0.1
10 0.25
20 0.5
40 1
80 2
120 3
200 5
400 10
600 15
Zn (Zinc) foils
μin μm
4 0.1
10 0.25
20 0.5
40 1
120 3
240 6
320 8
400 10
600 15
800 20
1200 30
Ni-Cr (Nickel-Chromium) foils
µin µm %Ni %Cr
4 0.1 80 20
10 0.25 80 20
20 0.5 80 20
Ni-Fe (Nickel-Iron) foils
µin µm %Ni %Fe
60 1.5 50 50
160 4 50 50
40 1 80 20
80 2 80 20
120 3 80 20
160 4 80 20
240 6 80 20
Ni-P (Electroless Nickel) foils Certified Phosphorus*
µin µm %Cu %Zn
100 2.5 4 96
200 5 4 96
400 10 4 96
550 13.8 4 96
600 15 4 96
80 2 8 92
100 2.5 8 92
200 5 8 92
250 6.3 8 92
300 7.5 8 92
400 10 8 92
600 15 8 92
700 17.5 8 92
125 3.1 12 88
250 6.3 12 88
330 8.3 12 88
450 11.3 12 88
*Non-certified wt%P standards can be found under Single layer Foils.
Zn-Al (Zinc-Aluminum) foils
µin µm %Zn %Al
200 5 95 5
480 12 95 5
720 18 95 5
Ni-P/Al (Electroless Nickel/Aluminum) Certified Phosphorous*
µin µm %P %Ni
70 1.8 6 94
140 3.5 6 94
125 3.1 8 92
150 3.8 8 92
175 4.4 8 92
200 5 8 92
250 6.3 8 92
375 9.4 8 92
450 11.3 8 92
500 12.5 8 92
650 16.3 8 92
750 18.8 8 92
120 3 10 90
200 5 10 90
250 6.3 10 90
400 10 10 90
575 14.4 10 90
*Non-Certified %P standards can be found under Single Layer Plated
Ni-P/Al (Electroless Nickel/Aluminum) Certified Phosphorous*
µin µm %P %Ni
70 1.8 6 94
140 3.5 6 94
125 3.1 8 92
150 3.8 8 92
175 4.4 8 92
200 5 8 92
250 6.3 8 92
375 9.4 8 92
450 11.3 8 92
500 12.5 8 92
650 16.3 8 92
750 18.8 8 92
120 3 10 90
200 5 10 90
250 6.3 10 90
400 10 10 90
575 14.4 10 90
*Non-Certified %P standards can be found under Single Layer Plated
Ni-P/Fe (Electroless Nickel/Iron or Steel) Certified Phosphorous*
µin µm %P %Ni
80 2 4 96
125 3.1 4 96
150 3.8 4 96
200 5 4 96
240 6 4 96
350 8.8 4 96
450 11.3 4 96
550 13.8 4 96
80 2 6 94
100 2.5 6 94
120 3 6 94
150 3.8 6 94
220 5.5 6 94
360 9 6 94
400 10 6 94
500 12.5 6 94
600 15 6 94
750 18.8 6 94
100 2.5 8 92
150 3.8 8 92
200 5 8 92
250 6.3 8 92
300 7.5 8 92
350 8.8 8 92
400 10 8 92
450 11.3 8 92
500 12.5 8 92
600 15 8 92
800 20 8 92
100 2.5 10 90
120 3 10 90
160 4 10 90
200 5 10 90
250 6.3 10 90
350 8.8 10 90
400 10 10 90
450 11.3 10 90
500 12.5 10 90
700 17.5 10 90
800 20 10 90
*Non-Certified %P standards can be found under Single Layer Plated

XRF Calibration Standards and Certification

Manufacturers of automotive and industrial components and contract platers across North America trust Bowman’s decades of experience in precision x-ray testing to assure the accuracy of their measurements. Bowman supplies single foil XRF calibration standards for all XRF equipment and applications.

With XRF analyzer certification, we calibrate and certify your XRF equipment to NIST* standards, and also certify your current reference standards.

XRF calibration procedures are performed in-house at Bowman’s ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Lab.

*National Institute of Standards and Technology

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