Ferrous metal production is monitored continuously during the manufacturing process and as the final product. It must be ensured that material streams are consistent in elemental, structural and particle size composition as well as physical characteristics.

Malvern Panalytical offers flexible, robust analytical solutions for the manufacturing process of iron and steel covering: 

  • Iron sinter monitoring 
  • Direct reduced iron analysis 
  • Steel quality control 

To reduce energy costs during the production of iron sinter, pig iron or steel, frequent monitoring and fast response to the processes are mandatory. For example, the use of 1 kg less coke per ton produced iron sinter correspond to more than €1 million savings during the yearly sinter production.    

Investigating the composition and particle size and shape of metals and alloys is fundamental to gain an understanding of their physical properties and guaranty quality requirements.