Elemental Analysis for the Iron, Steel and Metal Industry by OES, XRF and Combustion/Fusion
(Jul 09, 2020)

The modern iron and steel manufacturing process, starting from ores and scrap over primary and secondary metallurgy processes to billets, bars, plates, wires and various other finished products, is one of the most complex, continuous processes applied in modern large-scale industries. At the same time, steel manufacturers face economic challenges with a complex and competitive agenda.

One key success factor is complete elemental analysis. Because every step in the process poses individual analytical requirements, there is no single analytical technique matching all requirements. In fact, multiple, complementary techniques are used and will become more imperative to optimize cost and quality.

This 1.5-hour complimentary webinar introduces three major techniques for elemental analysis:

  • Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES)
  • X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF)
  • Combustion/Fusion Analysis (CS/ONH)

It also covers the individual strengths of each technique and which technique can be applied for what materials at certain production steps to achieve the best results.

View the recording (1 hr, 26 min) - Click the play button

Download the presentation (7.0 MB)



Peter Paplewski
Product Manager
Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES)
Karlsruhe, Germany

Adrian Fiege
Product Manager
X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF)

Karlsruhe, Germany

Kristin Odegaard
Technical Sales Specialist
Madison, Wisconsin, USA