Improving Steel Manufacturing Processes and Production Methods

Manufacture clean steel that meets the most stringent customer requirements

The steel industry faces increasing demand for clean and ultraclean steel with improved mechanical properties. Analytical instruments able to detect smaller inclusions over a larger sample area can help to prevent defects caused by "dirty steel" that affect quality and product performance.

With efficiency and sustainability in mind, steel producers also strive to produce quality strip in a manner that maximizes mill yield and minimizes scrap while meeting stringent customer specifications for thickness, width, hardness, and strength. Steel manufacturing and production methods using raw materials have improved significantly over the past decade, and scrap-based production is accounting for a larger portion of the total steel supply.

Whether you’re producing steel from iron ore or scrap, and your end product is several inch-thick slabs or galvanized sheet less than a millimeter thick, we offer a complete range of technologies that improve each stage of the steel manufacturing production process, from incoming raw materials to the final coating line.

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Monitor raw material feed with conveyor belt scale systems and weighbelt feeders. Analyze the raw material process stream with online elemental analysis. Optimize blast furnace performance with moisture online analyzers.

Achieve the precise dimensional measurements needed to ensure product uniformity and quality with metal thickness gauges for hot- and cold-rolling steel mills.

Improve product quality and improve efficiency with fast, accurate, comprehensive gas composition analysis, enabling efficient monitoring of primary and secondary conversion methods.

Produce clean steel that meets exact mechanical specifications using OES, XRF, and XRD for elemental analysis during the steelmaking process.

Ensure scrap metal is identified and sorted appropriately with handheld XRF analyzers. Protect your facilities with radiation detection instruments designed for scrap yards.

Monitor complete spectrum of gases for environmental compliance with our Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems.

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