Sample preparation of metals and alloys

LGC Industrial is the exclusive distributor of ColdBlock digestion systems for the metals industry.  This exciting new technology  provides rapid digestion of metal alloys for analysis by ICP-OES, ICP-MS and AA.  This patented technology uses short wave IR radiation to directly heat the sample and a cooling block  to promote condensation of fumes limiting the loss of volatile components.  Heating the sample directly also reduces the volume of acid required for each digestion and in many cases eliminates the need for particularly dangerous acids such as HF and Perchloric.



Benefits include

  • Shorter sample preparation
  • Reduced environmental impact though lower acid usage
  • Improved safety by reducing the use of dangerous acids ( HF)
  • Cost effective solution


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If you are interested in evaluating a system we have a demonstration laboratory in our Manchester, NH facility.  Contact us to submit samples for evaluation or schedule a demonstration.

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Evaluation of a New Sample Preparation Technique for Metal Alloys 

How to Digest Nickel 718 Alloy

How to Digest 316L Stainless Steel 

How to Digest Aluminum Alloys