Optical emission spectroscopy metal analysis

Thermo Scientific ARL iSpark Plus Series is an innovative platform of high-end metals analyzers built on decades of Spark OES expertise and know-how. It can analyze all the elements necessary in your current and future applications with high accuracy and precision. It is the answer to your analytical needs for process and quality control in primary metal production, elaboration, casting and transformation involving metals and alloys and for central and service laboratories dealing with all kinds of metallurgical samples.

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OES spectrometer features

Advantages and features of the ARL iSpark Plus OES Spectrometer
  • Unique PMT optics
  • Revolutionary digital spark generator
  • Innovative spark stand design
  • Advanced acquisition technologies and processing algorithms
  • Most advanced OES analysis of micro-inclusions
  • Smart argon management with argon saving modes

Optical emission spectroscopy applications

Optical emission spectroscopy case studies
OES Case Studies
  •  Georgsmarienhütte uses the Thermo Scientific ARL iSpark Optical Emission Spectrometer with Spark-DAT
  •   ArcelorMittal Evaluation of the ARL iSpark: ArcelorMittal performs a successful evaluation of the ARL iSpark for their low alloy steel analyses
  •   Meeting High-purity Aluminum Analysis Requirements with ARL iSpark OES: Most of the alloying element concentration measured by OES must be centered between control limits which are always tighter
  •   ARL iSpark OES Delivers Reliable and Repeatable Results for Baudelet Environment: The main objective of the laboratory is the verification of the samples, working with a dozen of various aluminum alloys
  •   Combining the Strengths of Thermo Fisher Scientific and Metalor for Precious Metals Analysis: The sensitivity and tight laws associated with the precious metals market require a continuous accuracy on the results provided by their laboratories.

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Optical emission spectroscopy resources

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Optical emission spectroscopy webinars
Ultra-Fast Inclusion Analysis with ARL iSpark Metals Analyzer

The ARL iSpark OES Metals Analyzer performs inclusion analysis simultaneously with elemental analysis, enabling real-time control of inclusions for hundreds of samples analyzed every day in a steel production. Watch our inclusion analysis expert, Jean-Marc Bohlen, presenting our ultra-fast inclusion analysis method followed by a live demonstration.

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Ultra-Fast Inclusion Analysis with ARL iSpark Metals Analyzer
10 Reasons Steel Industry Uses the ARL iSpark with Spark-DAT Inclusion Analysis

Always present in steel, inclusions are often undesirable, because of deleterious effects on the properties of the steel and the running of the manufacturing process, and considerable costs that this entails for the steelworks. The effects can, for example, lead to failure of the end product, which is especially critical when steel is used in buildings, infrastructure, cars, airplanes and many other objects where safety is paramount.

For more than 20 years, Thermo Fisher Scientific has been leader in ultra-fast analysis of nonmetallic micro-inclusions by spark OES. Take a look at the 10 reasons why it is so.

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10 Reasons Steel Industry Uses the ARL iSpark with Spark-DAT Inclusion Analysis

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