Application Note: Quantitative Analysis of the Elemental Composition of Low Alloy Steel using WDXRF
22 October 2012

Alloy steels with up to 4 or 8% of alloying elements added are called low alloy steels. Low alloy steels are made by adding various elements intended to improve a specific characteristic of steel such as hardenability. Because the concentrations of elements in molten steel are adjusted during the process of steel making, it is important that the elemental composition can be analyzed rapidly. This application note describes low alloy steel analysis using the Supermini200, which has been optimized for process control.