Steel processOxford Instruments provides a wide range of instrumentation that can be applied at every stage of the steel process, including:

  • Ore exploration and mine mapping
  • Iron ore liberation analysis
  • Coke cleanliness analysis
  • Scrap metal sorting and positive material identification
  • Hot metal analysis
  • Cleanliness: inclusions and trace element analysis
  • Grain and texture analysis of the rolled product
  • Deformation analysis
  • Weld analysis

Ore and scrap metal analysis

  • Analyse the mineral content of rocks and map their distribution in the field
  • Characterise ore samples for potential metal recovery and process yield
  • Identify iron-rich scrap and in the yard

Steel pre-production

  • Identify and quantify impurities in the ore to avoid problems in the smelting process
  • Determine coal mineralogy
  • Analyse coke cleanliness at the microscopic level to prevent contaminants entering the mix

Steel production

  • Assess the global constitution of the mix before pouring

Steel microanalysis

  • Automated analysis of a sample inside an SEM provides fast and highly accurate characterisation:
  • Impurities and precipitates: identify the presence and distribution of trace elements and phases both qualitatively and quantitatively
  • Cleanliness: identfy the number, shape and composition of inclusions and classify them to international standards
  • Grains: idently size, orientations and boundary conditions for strength and fatigue studies

Advanced research

  • 3D analysis of welds and deformed structures
  • Element / phase analysis using a TEM for the ultimate in spatial resolution
  • Nanoscale measurement of magnetic, mechanical, and electrical properties


Products For This Application

Handheld XRF Analyzer - X-MET8000

Handheld XRF Analyzer - X-MET8000

The X-MET8000 Series handheld XRF analyser is the flexible & easy to use tool of choice for elemental analysis in a wide range of industries

EBSD Detector - NordlysMax3

EBSD Detector - NordlysMax3

NordlysMax3: collect, index and display data in real-time at 1580 points per second - even during simultaneous EDS acquisition!



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