Metal | Slag Detection

Measuring the Percentage of Slag

In the manufacturing of metals, slag – a non-metallic smelting residue – is a by-product of various processes. To increase the quality of the end product the amount of slag needs to be kept as low as possible.

The optris PIX Connect software provides the option of measuring the percentage of slag in the material with the infrared cameras so that residues can be skimmed off where necessary. Here, a camera with 7.9 μm spectral sensitivity is used.

Process temperature: 1250 °C (2282 °F) to 1500 °C (2732°F)

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