Efficient, safe, sinter production starts with ensuring your sinter plant gets the best input material. To ensure this, you need to monitor the elemental composition of your intermediate raw materials and mixtures. With our high-throughput neutron-based CNA3 Sinter analyzers, we make this easy.
But that’s not all: to prevent time-consuming, expensive wet chemical & physical tests and achieve faster counteractions, it’s also essential to monitor the phase composition and process parameters of the iron sinter itself. These parameters can include Fe2+, FeO, basicity, low-temperature degradation, sinter strength, and reducibility. Our unique XRD solutions can analyze all these properties, and our XRF solutions can also monitor your sinter’s elemental composition.
By monitoring the particle size, elemental composition, and mineralogical composition of your pellet feed, you can predict pelletizing conditions, such as compressive strength, more easily – and optimize these properties for high-quality iron ore pellets. With our on-line laser diffraction solutions, conveyor-belt elemental analyzers, and lab-based XRD and XRF solutions, carrying out this analysis is easier than ever.
Direct reduction iron
Also known as sponge iron, direct-reduced iron (DRI) is produced by reducing iron ore using a gas produced from natural gas or coal. To make this process as efficient and safe as possible, the metallic iron content, metallization, total carbon content, mineralogical phase content, and elemental composition must all be monitored. Our X-ray diffraction solutions and X-ray fluorescence spectrometers analyze these parameters in minutes.
When it comes to steelmaking, rigorous process and quality control is essential – for both your raw materials and your final products. This requires rapid, accurate chemical analysis, as well as microstructural characterization of your metals and alloys. And this analysis has to cause minimal disruption to production. At the same time, there’s also mounting pressure from consumers and regulatory bodies for steelmakers to work toward sustainability goals such as CO2-free steel.
Our XRF and XRD instruments, along with our calibration and automation solutions, help steelmakers meet this challenging set of demands.