Ferrophosphorus Testing Laboratory

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Ferrophosphorus Analysis

McCreath Laboratories offers material verification services with our ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited testing laboratory. Our specialized team conducts various chemical and physical tests to assess material composition and verify ferrophosphorus samples. We are certified to perform testing methods such as:

  • X-ray spectrophotometry
  • Combustion analysis
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)

Our modern instrumentation allows us to conduct precision tests while applying industry quality control standards. McCreath conducts all testing processes in our facility to maintain our precision standards for all processes.

We provide sampling services to support accuracy in our laboratory testing. When sampling a material stockpile, the sample must be taken so that it accurately represents the whole supply. When sampling processes are imprecise, test results are skewed. McCreath uses a defined system for sampling materials to obtain a representative sample for testing.

Our laboratory is one of the few providers with a mobile sampling vehicle. We travel to your site and have access to all necessary tools for industry-best sampling techniques.

Material handling requires more than sampling and laboratory testing, and McCreath offers support in these areas. With material inspections, we confirm the weight and density of materials to verify your purchase. Through our consulting services, we provide various recommendations for material-handling processes to create consistency and reduce risk.

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Ferrophosphorus

Ferrophosphorus is an iron-phosphorus alloy. This alloy’s composition can range anywhere from 20% to 26% phosphorus. Ferrophosphorus is a byproduct of phosphorus production. Phosphorus is created by melting phosphate ore, carbon and silica in an electric furnace. The element is then recovered by condensation of its vapor. Iron is created when carbon reduces the iron compounds inside the furnace, which combine with the phosphorus to create ferrophosphorus.

Ferrophosphorus is a valuable additive and alloying agent for high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels. When added to these steels, ferrophosphorus removes the water content from nitric acid, prevents oxidation and increases corrosion resistance. Foundries use ferrophosphorus in varying amounts to create desired steel properties.

The Advantages of McCreath

With McCreath, you gain:

  • Unbiased, third-party results: McCreath is not interested or invested in your ferrophosphorus testing results. Our unbiased, third-party results provide clarity for all stakeholders and support decision-making at any stage in the supply chain.
  • Extensive experience: We have over 140 years of industry experience, allowing us to craft precision systems for sampling and testing materials. With strictly regulated processes, we guarantee result accuracy to help you protect your investment and reputation.
  • Certified professionals: Our curated chemists and technical experts have degrees and experience aligning with our processes. We hold our experts to high standards of precision and consistency to deliver value to stakeholders.
  • Multiple locations: McCreath is headquartered in Harrisburg and has various locations throughout the U.S. Our numerous labs make our services accessible and enable us to meet tight deadlines for testing demands.

Contact Us for Ferrophosphorus Verification

The composition of ferrophosphorus is critical for steel production, helping to create desired qualities in steel and making material verification crucial for your investment. McCreath provides the unbiased, third-party verification needed to proceed with confidence. Contact us today to schedule services. To send a sample to our laboratory, use our submission form.

ElementTechnique InstrumentReference Method
FeTitration N/AIn-House
P, Mn, other tracesICP Thermo ICAP In-House
SiGravimetricN/AIn-House
CarbonCombustion Leco CS 744ASTM E1019
SulfurCombustion Leco CS 744ASTM E1019