Aluminium Quality Control


aluminium quality control bannerAluminium Testing Mould

There is no unique apparatus on the market that can be use for comprehensive qualitative assessment of aluminium melt. Therefore, combinations of several equipments have to be used for complete evaluation of the aluminium melt quality. The most common tools used in aluminium plants are as follows: [1] Tensile Bar Mould, [2] Spectrometer Tester Mould, [3] K-Mould, [4] Vacuum Porosity Tester.

Tensile Bar Mould    tensile mould mcan WM

This mould produces five tensile test bars, for use in mechanical testing of cast metal. The cooling rate of samples is simlilar to that produced in permanent casting moulds.

The moulds is designed for use with or without an insulating sleeve and is a very versatile tool for the evaluation of metal quality.

Spectrometer Tester Mould  spectrometer mould mcan WM

This mould, in cast iron or copper, is ideal for the production high quality, consistent samples for spectrographic analysis. Sampling metal for spectrographic analysis is not always straight forward.

This in turn can influence the response of the optical emissions spectrometer resulting in inconsistent results.

K-Mould                                                                                   Kmould mcan WM

This test measures coarse inclusions and gas bubbles statistically. A cleanliness index or K-factor gives a quantitative measure of defects per unit area.

The purpose of this equipment is to evaluate the macroliness of molten aluminium melt at production conditions.