ARL iSpark™ Plus Inclusion Analyzer: Inclusion Analysis of Steel

When it comes to steel inclusion analysis, the ARL iSpark Plus Inclusion Analyzer with Spark-DAT has unmatchable speed. Thanks to Spark-DAT methods, inclusion data can be obtained at the same time as elemental concentrations.

Users can assess inclusions in all the samples examined in concentration with the OES spectrometer, up to several hundred samples per day now. This offers a quick and efficient solution to prevent harmful effects of inclusions on steel properties and avoid expensive problems like nozzle clogging during continuous casting.

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Key Features

Non-metallic inclusions are always present in steel, to an extent that depends on the steel grade and the production process. As inclusions strongly impact steel properties and the smooth running of the production process, they need to be regulated.

The Thermo Scientific ARL iSpark Plus Inclusion Analyzer provides integrated elemental concentrations and inclusion data in the same analysis, thereby making control of inclusions possible in almost real-time during steel manufacturing, in up to hundreds of steel production samples every day.

For over two decades, Thermo Scientific has been a pioneer in the ultra-fast analysis of non-metallic micro-inclusions by spark OES. Spark-DAT inclusion analysis is now available with Thermo Scientific's ARL iSpark Plus Inclusion Analyzer, which only further builds on the company's vast experience in the field.

The ARL iSpark Plus Inclusion Analyzer is available as a comprehensive package, including all the features required for the rapid and thorough elemental analysis and inclusion analysis of steel.

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The device will also support users in ensuring optimal inclusion content in the steel products, thereby preventing the occurrence of expensive process problems like nozzle clogging, and reducing claims and returns of products by customers.

The Thermo Scientific ARL iSpark Plus Inclusion Analyzer has numerous powerful features, including

  • 1 m vacuum Paschen-Runge optics with PMT detectors
  • Ultra-fast inclusion analysis, integrated with elemental analysis
  • Complete elemental coverage, such as gas elements
  • ARL iSpark, the trusted standard in spark OES, is completely equipped for top-performance elemental analysis and highly sophisticated inclusion analysis in steel
  • The ability to identify inclusion type, size, number, concentration, volume fraction, and more
  • All inclusion analysis software tools, such as Inclusions Report, Spark Explorer, and SPC
  • Customization of the inclusion analysis technique and training with Thermo Fisher Scientific experts
  • Ideally adapted for ARL iSpark Plus automated with ARL SMS (Sample Manipulation System)

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