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Thermo Fisher Scientific™ ARL iSpark™ 8860 Inclusion Analyzer with Spark-DAT.

Monitor Non-Metallic Inclusions in Steel

June 20, 2023
Thorough elemental analysis combined with fast inclusion analysis, right at the point of manufacturing, keeps inclusion contents of steel low and prevents costly production issues.

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC announced the latest entry in its range of ARL iSpark Series optical emission spectrometers, the Thermo Scientific™ ARL iSpark 8860 Inclusion Analyzer with Spark-DAT. It incorporates all the features necessary for both thorough elemental analysis of steel and ultra-fast inclusion analysis. It can help to guarantee keeping the lowest inclusion content of steel products at the point of manufacturing, to prevent costly production issues.

The ARL iSpark 8860 Inclusion Analyzer is the first optical emission spectrometer on the market to combine full elemental coverage with rapid characterization of non-metallic inclusions in a single analysis. It can identify and determine features such as the type, number, size, concentration, and volume fraction of inclusions, allowing steelmakers to control inclusion content in steel products in real time. In turn, this can help to prevent costly process issues and the detrimental effects of inclusions on the mechanical properties of end products, ensuring high quality production and minimizing the risk of customer claims or product returns.

Automated processes are available via the ARL Sample Manipulation System (SMS.)

The 8860 Inclusion Analyzer is equipped to generate advanced elemental concentrations and fast inclusion data in steel. It includes 1-m vacuum Paschen-Runge optics with photomultiplier tube (PMT) detectors, and provides full elemental coverage, including gas elements. The comprehensive inclusion analysis software tools include Spark Explorer, Inclusions Report and Statistical Process Control (SPC), and inclusion-analysis method customization and training is available via Thermo Fisher Scientific experts.

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