Low alloy steel analysis with PANalytical XRF spectrometers
Excel your analysis with PANalytical’s pre-calibrated solutions
Low alloy steels are widely used for the production of pipes, automotive and aerospace bodies, railway lines and offshore and onshore structural engineering plates. High-strength low alloy steel is used in these areas due to its corrosion resistance properties. Low alloy steels tipically contain less than 10% alloying elements (C, Mn, Cr, Ni, Mo, V and Si combined). Accurate and fast elemental analysis is a critical requirement during the production of steel. It is not only required for compliance with quality standards, but it also enables the steel producer to save costs in an increasingly competitive environment.
To address the needs of the steel making industry with regard to speed and flexibility in analysis, PANalytical X-ray sequential and simultaneous spectrometers Zetium and Axios FAST can be delivered pre-calibrated with a low alloy steel (LAS) package. The pre-calibrated solution is based on more than 90 certified reference materials (CRMs) covering for a wide elemental range of up to 21 elements and four monitor samples for drift- and sample preparation correction.