SciAps’ X-550 is a new handheld X-ray analyser, which weighs 2.8 lbs with the battery. The X-550 supports alloy applications, including low silicon (Si) for sulfidic corrosion, residual elements (API 751) and API 5L alloy chemistry requirements. The “nose” of the analyser is narrow allowing it to access tight spaces. The X-550 analyses common alloys in 1 s or less. For alloys requiring longer test times or two-beam analysis, pre-configured on-board apps assure the correct testing by every operator.