Navigation Links
Rigaku Publishes New Application Note for Quantitative Analysis of Stainless Steel

The Woodlands, TX (PRWEB) January 24, 2013

Rigaku Corporation is pleased to announce the publication of a new application report describing stainless steel analysis using wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometry. The report highlights the performance of the Rigaku ZSX Primus III+ WDXRF spectrometer, which is optimized for process control. Application Note #5021 details the analysis of alloy steels with added chromium alloying elements, and includes complete information regarding sample preparation, method calibration and repeatability.

Stainless steel does not rust or corrode as readily as ordinary steel. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, which have numerous applications including use in cookware and major appliances. Alloy steels are typically produced using electric furnaces and the concentrations of elements in the molten steel are controlled during the steel making process. Therefore, quick and accurate analyses of elemental compositions are necessary, as are analyses of slag and raw materials such as quicklime and ferroalloys. X-ray fluorescence spectrometers are the most common instruments for the analysis of steel due to their rapid analysis capabilities and the ability to measure both bulk metal and powders.

Certified standard reference materials of stainless steel provided by Japan Steel Standard were used to establish the calibration. Measurements were performed using the ZSX Primus III+ WDXRF analyzer with a 3 kW Rh target X-ray tube.

The ZSX Primus III+ spectrometer has tube-above optics, which means that the X-ray tube is located above the sample to reduce the risk of instrument contamination or damage. It is ideal for the steel industry, where both bulk metals and powder samples are analyzed. The system software, based on Rigaku’s flowbar interface, leads the user through a series of step-by-step procedures to execute and optimize measurements.

The results of this study demonstrate that accurate analysis of the elements in stainless steel, particularly nickel (Ni) and chromium (Cr), can be performed using the ZSX Primus III+ spectrometer with high precision. Other high alloy steels, as well as low alloy steel, powder slag and powder raw materials, can also be analyzed with exceptional precision using the ZSX Primus III+ spectrometer, which is shown to be ideally suited for process control in stainless steel plants.

A copy of this report may be requested at

About Rigaku

Since its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Rigaku and its subsidiaries form a global group focused on general-purpose analytical instrumentation and the life sciences. With hundreds of major innovations to their credit, Rigaku companies are world leaders in X-ray spectrometry, diffraction, and optics, as well as small molecule and protein crystallography and semiconductor metrology. Today, Rigaku employs over 1,100 people in the manufacturing and support of its analytical equipment, which is used in more than 70 countries around the world supporting research, development, and quality assurance activities. Throughout the world, Rigaku continuously promotes partnerships, dialog, and innovation within the global scientific and industrial communities.

For further information, contact:

Laura Oelofse
XRF Product Marketing Manager
Rigaku Corporation
(281) 362-2300 | Laura.Oelofse (at) rigaku (dot) com

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Rigaku Application Note: Silicate Rock Analysis by Fusion Method
2. Rigaku Publishes Application Note for Accurate Quantitative Analysis of Ferrosilicon by the Fusion Method Using ZSX Primus III+
3. Rigaku Publishes Application Note for Low Concentration Sulfur in Petroleum-based Fuels by WDXRF According to ASTM D2622-10
4. Rigaku Publishes New Application for Cement Analysis by the Pressed Powder Method on the ZSX Primus III+ According to ASTM C114-11
5. Rigaku Publishes New Method for Sulfur Analysis of Petroleum Products by WDXRF According to ASTM D2622-10
6. Rigaku Publishes New Application Note: Cement Raw Meal Analysis by Pressed Powder Method on the ZSX Primus III+
7. Rigaku ZSX Primus Application Note: Lubricating Oil Analysis by WDXRF According to ASTM D6443-04
8. Major Diabetes Peer-Review Journal Publishes Postive Results Of Ultradian Diagnostics Human Pilot Study
9. R&D Systems Publishes 100,000 Product Detail Web Pages
10. Seaside publishes research supporting disease-modifying potential of STX209 for fragile X syndrome
11. Receptos Co-Publishes Highest Resolution G-Protein Coupled Receptor Structure to Date in Science
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/23/2016)... MA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... Peel Plate® YM (Yeast and Mold) microbial test has received AOAC Research Institute ... platform of microbial tests introduced last year,” stated Bob Salter, Vice President of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... 2016 , ... STACS DNA Inc., the sample tracking software company, today announced ... has joined STACS DNA as a Field Application Specialist. , “I am thrilled ... COO of STACS DNA. “In further expanding our capacity as a scientific integrator, Hays ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 On Wednesday, ... at 4,833.32, down 0.22%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged ... closed at 2,085.45, down 0.17%. has initiated coverage on ... ), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ), Aralez Pharmaceuticals ... (NASDAQ: BIND ). Learn more about these stocks ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... research report to its pharmaceuticals section with historic ... details and much more. Complete report ... 151 pages, profiling 15 companies and supported with ... . The Global ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/22/2016)... , June 22, 2016 On Monday, the ... to industry to share solutions for the Biometric Exit ... Customs and Border Protection (CBP), explains that CBP intends ... departing the United States , in ... to defeat imposters. Logo - ...
(Date:6/15/2016)... New York , June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... a new market report titled "Gesture Recognition Market by ... and Forecast, 2016 - 2024". According to the report, ... USD 11.60 billion in 2015 and is estimated ... reach USD 48.56 billion by 2024.  ...
(Date:6/3/2016)... LONDON , June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Transport Management) von Nepal ... ,Angebot und Lieferung hochsicherer geprägter Kennzeichen, einschließlich ... weltweit führend in der Produktion und Implementierung ... an der Ausschreibung im Januar teilgenommen, aber ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):