What is an Ashing Furnace?

What is an Ashing Furnace?

Ashing is the process of expelling organic material from a sample before it is analyzed. For ashing to take place, complete combustion of the sample is critical to yield accurate results, and this requires the use of an ashing furnace. However, because there are many...
How Does a Powder Coating Oven Work?

How Does a Powder Coating Oven Work?

What is Powder Coating? Powder coating protects materials from atmospheric influence. It provides an even surface and a uniform finish. Thermoset or thermoplastic is used and granulated into a powder form. The powder is then sprayed onto the surface of a metal object...
What is an Industrial Convection Oven?

What is an Industrial Convection Oven?

Convection ovens manipulate air flow within a heating chamber to effectively regulate temperature. Sometimes known as forced air ovens, convection ovens used a combination of blowers and fans to circulate air and evenly distribute heat—ensuring that all objects within...
A Guide to Ashing & ISO 1171

A Guide to Ashing & ISO 1171

Ashing is the process of removing organic material from a sample before analysis and is widely used in the food and petroleum industries. The processes of ashing can generally be split into two categories: wet ashing and dry ashing. Wet ashing removes organic material...
A Full Breakdown of ASTM D874

A Full Breakdown of ASTM D874

ASTM D874 is the main standard used to test sulphated ash from lubricating oils. It is routinely deployed for quality assurance and control (QA/QC) purposes where the composition of unused oils or additive concentrates can provide valuable insights for process...