Application Note: Quantitative Analysis of Cast Iron using ZSX PrimusIII+
12 February 2013

There are various types of cast irons such as grey cast iron, ductile cast iron and Ni-resist cast iron. Specific property of each cast iron is controlled by the concentrations of alloying elements. Therefore, the rapid elemental analysis of the alloying elements including carbon and silicon for controlling composition of molten metal in furnaces is crucial for the quality control in the cast iron production. In this application note it is demonstrated that the X-ray fluorescence spectrometer ZSX PrimusIII+ can cover all necessary elemental analyses from carbon for various kinds of cast iron and casting sand.