Accurate measurement of the retained austenite levels is important in the development and control of heat treatment process in steel industry.
X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) is considered the most accurate method available that can accurately determine retained austenite levels down to 0.5%.
The integrated intensities of the austenite (220) and (311), and the ferrite (200) and (211) diffraction peaks are measured on the AreX diffractometer. The use of multiple diffraction peaks minimizes the effects of preferred orientation and allows interference from carbides to be detected.
AreX Laboratory is a fixed angular range X-Ray Diffractometer equipped with the most modern technical features which grant accuracy, precision, safety and easiness of use, especially designed for quantitative determination of Retained Austenite.
AreX L is the unique instrument able to guarantee compliancy with the ASTM E 975 – 03.
Thanks to AreX innovative concept, Retained Austenite volume percentage can be measured in few minutes, just placing the sample and pressing start button.