Standardization in Metal Analysis: No Longer an Option
Denis Choquette, Alcan International Ltd., Canada
Track: BILLET PROCESS and EQUIPMENT - Metallurgy
ABSTRACT --- Decades ago Alcan’s standardization program began controlling
aluminum alloys’ chemical composition by Spark OES (Optical Emission
Spectrometry). Casting units were invited to join the Quality Assurance Network
program to identify/implement metal analysis best practices. Important value-added
activities are discussed that proved effective over time, serving metal
suppliers and their customers in an ever-changing world where a continuous-improvement
approach is no longer an option.
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