Silicomanganese Inspections

What Is Silicomanganese?

During steel production, many manufacturers make use of alloying elements. One such example of an alloy used is silicomanganese (SiMn) which improves the mechanical properties of steel. This alloy contains manganese, silicon and carbon. Silicomanganese is formed by smelting slag from ferromanganese that has high levels of carbon or manganese ore with coke and quartz flux.

Silicomanganese can significantly alter the properties of steel depending on how much manufacturers use during production. Having deoxidated silicomanganese will result in cleaner steel production. Since this alloy is an essential aspect of steel production, it’s important to perform verification testing on your silicomanganese samples to ensure they adhere to industry standards.

For a complete listing of silicomanganese specifications, see ASTM A483.

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Silicomanganese Services

At McCreath Laboratories, our staff of trained, experienced technicians will arrive at your site to take a sample. Our technicians use state of the art tools and have received intensive training to provide accurate and reliable testing. Our laboratories are nationally recognized and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited to provide the best service for your business. Some of our services include:

  • Laboratory services: Our state-of-the-art silicomanganese verification testing laboratory uses modern analytical instrumentation to develop an accurate analysis of your materials during our laboratory services.
  • Sampling: At McCreath Laboratories, our field engineers have years of experience and will ensure that our silicomanganese sampling services follow industry standards.
  • InspectionsWe will perform material identification and analysis to generate valuable data for our clients during our inspections.
  • Consulting: Our team of expert staff can help interpret results and suggest solutions to optimize efficiency with our consulting services.
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Trust the Experts at McCreath Laboratories

If you have a sample you would like to submit, our laboratory is conveniently located in Harrisburg, PA, to easily serve customers throughout the US. To start the process, you can fill out our submission form. For any additional questions or to learn more about our services, fill out our online contact form today. A typical analysis includes the follows:

ElementTechniqueInstrumentReference Method
MnTitrationMetrohm TitrandoASTM E248
SiGravimetricN/AASTM E360
CCombustionLECO CS 744ASTM E1019
SCombustionLECO CS 744ASTM E1019
PICPThermo ICAPIn house
AsICPThermo ICAPIn house
SnICPThermo ICAPIn house
PbICPThermo ICAPIn house
CrICPThermo ICAPIn house
NiICPThermo ICAPIn house
MoICPThermo ICAPIn house