G4 ICARUS Series 2

G4 ICARUS Series 2 - Applications

Iron, Steel, Cobalt & Nickel

Iron, Steel, Cobalt & Nickel

Carbon is the primary interstitial alloying element in these materials and greatly influences their properties. Sulfur is either considered a contaminant or desired additive. During the metal production and alloying a high precision on carbon and sulfur analysis is vital for an optimal production process. The G4 ICARUS Series 2 is prepared to meet and exceed demanding process control requirements on the final metal as well as on ingredients like ferroalloys and raw materials up to slags formed.

Cast Iron

Cast Iron

Carbon is the main alloying element in cast iron with typical levels greater 2%. Even in difficult matrices like grey cast iron, where carbon is unevenly distributed in form of graphite flakes, the G4 ICARUS Series 2 delivers accurate results because it applies a volumetric method, analyzing the entire sample. Mold powder and fluxes are also analyzed by the G4 ICARUS Series 2.

Case Hardening

Case Hardening

Case hardening requires the control of the carbon potential during the carburization process. Direct furnace atmosphere analysis is used to determine the carbon potential by the ‘shim stock’ method, which utilizes heat treatment test foils that are placed inside the furnace. With its ease-of-use and long term stability the G4 ICARUS Series 2 is the perfect match for every parts manufacturer running a heat treatment/hardening shop.

Metal Processing

Metal Processing

From stainless steel, aluminum, copper, nickel, titanium to zirconium and further special metal compositions, the G4 ICARUS Series 2 delivers its outstanding analytical performance and versatility with HighSenseTM technology to every demanding metal processing task in aviation, space, automotive, biomedical, electronic and similar industries.

Cement

Cement

Cement is a hydraulic binder and the main ingredient of many basic building materials, such as concrete and mortar. Quality- and Process-Control require the fast and accurate analysis of the elemental and phase composition. The G4 ICARUS Series 2 provides an easy and fast method to control the limestone and gypsum / anhydrite addition in cements by measuring carbon and sulfur.

Limestone, Lime and Dolomite

Limestone, Lime and Dolomite

Limestone and Dolomite are sedimentary rocks with a tremendous variety of applications. Limestone is used as construction raw material, aggregate, fluxing agent, acid neutralizing agent. Dolomite is harder than limestone, making it a superior construction material. The G4 ICARUS Series 2 combines the ease-of-use and robustness to deliver fast and accurate carbon and sulfur results for the Quality- and Process-Control in these raw materials.

Ores & Minerals

Ores & Minerals

The value of minerals and metal-bearing ores is determined by its target metal content. The sulfur level of the ore concentrate provides an estimation of the metal-in-concentrate and is used as a quality control measure, determining the efficiency of the concentration process. The knowledge of the exact carbon and sulfur levels allows the optimization of the mine operation and mineral beneficiation. The ultra-wide range of its HighSense detectors makes the G4 ICARUS Series 2 the ideal analytical addition to every mining laboratory.

Glass & Ceramics

Glass & Ceramics

From industry refractory materials to high performance ceramics in electronics or in metal cutting, refractory oxides, nitrides and carbides have a wide usage. The unique properties of glass and ceramics are influenced in various ways by the level of carbon and sulfur present in the process or in the final product. The powerful HF-furnace with ZoneProtect and its wide detection range makes the G4 ICARUS Series 2 an excellent tool for the fast analysis of raw materials, intermediates and final products.