Ferroboron Testing Laboratory

Ferro Boron

Ferroboron (FeB) is a metal alloy that produces boron steels. It contains iron and 17.5% to 20% boron. Manufacturers can create this alloy through multiple processes. The first of those methods is using carbon steel in an electric arc furnace. This manufacturing method creates a carbothermic reduction of boric acid. The second strategy uses a boric acid aluminothermic reduction in the presence of iron.

Manufacturers can improve hardenability by adding ferroboron to other low-alloy steels like carbon-manganese (C-Mn). It can also act as a nitrogen scavenger in steel production and boost magnetic susceptibility in neodymium (NdFeB) magnets.

Ensuring that your ferroboron sample is genuine is vital regardless of your applications. A professional confirmation from McCreath Laboratories can protect your investment in this material.

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Our Ferro Boron Sampling Service

At McCreath Laboratories, we offer independent and accurate sampling services. Our team can perform a ferroboron analysis to ensure that it conforms to the advertised specifications and meets your needs. As an unbiased third party and one of the most reputable laboratories in the country, you can feel confident that all our services deliver objective opinions based on verification test results.

Our team will collect and inspect a sample of your ferroboron with industry-approved techniques and tools. Mobile crushing units enable us to process ferroboron samples in lump form. This practice improves testing efficiency because we can analyze your sample in smaller quantities at one of our various laboratory locations while meeting International Standards Organization (ISO) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) requirements.

Consult ASTM A323 to see the specifications ferroboron must meet. Our team references various requirements based on the technique and instruments we use for analysis.

Reach Out to McCreath Laboratories for Ferro Boron Analysis

McCreath employs highly skilled engineers, chemists and 140 years in our field to perform industry-leading ferroboron sampling services. We also perform thorough inspections and offer expert consulting services.

If we find an issue with your sample, our team will find an effective solution to maximize your operation’s efficiency. Various locations across the country make sample testing accessible. Submit a sample form today or contact us to learn more.

ElementTechniqueInstrumentReference Method
BTitrationN/AASTM E371
CCombustionLECO CS 744ASTM E1019
SiGravimetricN/AIn house
AlICPThermo ICAPIn house