Iron ore naturally occurs in rocks and minerals. To yield metallic iron (Fe), it undergoes a heating process with a reducing agent such as coke or anthracite coal and a fluxing material such as limestone. In the steelmaking industry, 98% of production uses iron ore. Because this material is instrumental to the steel industry, verifying that your iron ore sample is acceptable for use and adheres to industry regulations is vital.
Due to the importance of iron ore in the steelmaking industry, it is crucial to have a third-party analysis to ensure the validity of your material. By having an accredited laboratory sample your material, you can give investors peace of mind that you are delivering the highest quality goods. Our expert team uses the latest technology to complete a thorough analysis of your sample while we guide you through the verification process.
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Iron Ore Services
At McCreath Laboratories, our trained, experienced technicians will verify a represented sample for you without taking much material off-site. Our technicians use a combination of classical, instrumental and analytical testing procedures to accurately test your samples. Our services include:
- Laboratory services: No matter what specialty testing your raw material requires, our experienced professionals will analyze and produce results quickly at our iron ore testing lab. Our laboratory services utilize state of the art methods and equipment.
- Sampling: Using correct iron ore sampling procedures is critical for providing accurate results. McCreath Laboratories offers sampling services for many applications.
- Inspections: Utilizing our raw material inspection services will ensure you meet your contract specifications.
- Consulting: After issuing an official report, our team of experts is available to help interpret the results and assist if any issues arise. With our consulting services, we hope to offer you peace of mind.
Contact the Iron Ore Experts at McCreath Laboratories
As an independent, unbiased third party, McCreath Laboratories produces accurate results for iron ore or steel verification. We hold our field personnel to the highest levels of professionalism and integrity when interacting with clients. At McCreath Laboratories, we understand that our testing services are essential to protecting the interests of your business and ensuring your products are of the highest quality.
Element Technique Instrument Reference Method
Total Fe Titration Metrohm Titrando ISO 2597
Metallic Fe Titration Metrohm Titrando ISO 16878
MgO ICP/XRF Thermo ICAP/Axios ISO 9516-1
SiO2 Gravimetric/ICP/XRF Thermo ICAP/Axios ISO 9516-1
CaO ICP/XRF Thermo ICAP/Axios ISO 9516-1
Al2O3 ICP/XRF Thermo ICAP/Axios ISO 9516-1
P ICP/XRF Thermo ICAP/Axios ISO 9516-1
Moisture Gravimetric 105 C Oven ISO 3087
Sieve Analysis Gravimetric Rotap ISO 4701
Crushing Strength of Pellets Load Cell ASTM E382
Abrasion Resistance of Pellets Gravimetric Tumbler ASTM E382
With multiple locations across the United States, it’s easier than ever to have McCreath Laboratories perform sample testing for your business. If you have a sample you would like us to test, fill out our sample form. To learn more about our services, you can use our contact form today.