Analysis of samples
There are two types of samples we normally analyze. The first is a sample
we receive from a customer or warehouse. This is a very useful way for a melt shop supervisor to determine the
causes of problems they may be having or identifying "odd" materials. While we have no control over any aspect of how
this sample was taken or prepared prior to our receiving it, our analysis of this sample is given the same attention as the
ones we take ourselves. We analyze this type of sample for the requested elements or compounds and report the chemistry on
our certificate as being a sample that we "received".
The second type of samples our lab analyzes are those taken by our representatives
at ports of discharge or from stockpiles. These are samples that are taken professionally using a systematic approach to sampling.