The Use of Electromagnetic Fields for the Detection of Inclusions in Aluminium
Management of inclusions is an important part of quality control within the aluminium cast house. Inclusions have a detrimental effect on many aluminium cast products. The ability to reliably detect inclusions in a timely fashion is an essential part of this process. There are a number of tools available for inclusion measurement based on different principles. Techniques for inclusion detection such as metallurgical analysis, K-Mold, Podfa, Lais, Prefil all have a delay before detailed results are available. Ultrasound provides a possible technique for an online sensor, however has not as yet managed sufficient sensitivity. LiMCA, based on the Electrical Sensing Zone, has provided the most sensitive online detection to date, but other electromagnetic techniques such as a multiple voltage array sensor offer promise of a sensor which can be built for lower cost and can sample a larger portion of the melt.
J. A. Taylor, J. F. Grandfield, A. Prasad
S. Poynton et al., "The Use of Electromagnetic Fields for the Detection of Inclusions in Aluminium ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 630, pp. 155-164, 2010