Metals & Steel Applications

For many years, engineers have relied on process mass spectrometers to analyze, calculate, and control various steel and aluminum manufacturing processes. Metal production and processing applications such as Basic Oxygen Process (BOP), Blast Furnace analysis, Gas Mixing stations, Vacuum Oxygen Decarburization (VOD) batch processing, Heat Treating processes and Metal Coating processes benefit from the accuracy and speed of online process analyzers. Today, Extrel’s MAX300-RTG™ Industrial Process Mass Spectrometer are in use in steel production and aluminum processing plants worldwide.

  • Real-time fast analysis of gas compositions at multiple points
  • Analysis enabling precise air control, optimizing ore reduction
  • Allows the user to calculate and control the amount of carbon remaining in a product
  • Allows the user to calculate the rate of decarburization and identify the endpoint of the VOD processes
  • Detection levels for contaminant compounds in coating and specialty metal processes at the parts per million (ppm) level

Extrel has been producing quadrupole mass spectrometers for over 45 years.  Our expertise in developing the specific products our customers need has established our reputation as the world’s leading supplier of gas analysis systems, mass spectrometers and components.  Extrel supports a variety of industry standards and communications including Ethernet, Bi-directional Modbus, RTU or TCP/IP, OPC, Analog and Digital outputs and custom communications.

Basic Oxygen Process (BOP)

blast furnace

Blast Furnace

Gas Mixing Stations

Vacuum Oxygen Decarburization (VOD)

MAX300-RTG™ 2.0

Real-Time Industrial Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer Gas Analyzer
MAX300-RTG™ 2.0


Real-Time Heating Value Quadrupole Mass Spec Gas Analyzer

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