Improving the quality of steel manufacturing

Customer representation NDT

At Format NDT Ltd we understand how important it is to maximise quality in steel manufacturing. It is essential for safety, the longevity of parts, and the environment. We can help by offering a full customer representation service. Here we can provide various forms of non-destructive testing as well as quality checks to ensure you comply with standards.

The thing to remember about steel manufacturing is that problems at different stages can ultimately ruin the products. However, there are things you can do at each stage to reduce the risk of this. Below we will take a look at a few of them.

Raw materials

It is always wise to start with improving the quality of the raw material you use. This can have an impact on the metallurgical and physical qualities of the steel. But, being consistent with the raw materials, the batches and blends, can help to make the final products much better.

Gas analysis

Another important thing to do is analyse the gas at different stages of the manufacturing process. This includes in the blast furnace to ensure there are no gases present that could harm the steel.


Some manufacturers use scrap steel to create new materials. That is perfectly acceptable but they must check for contaminants that could affect the quality of the new products.


Manufacturers can hot or cold roll steel to make plates and sheets in various thicknesses. Here it is important to get accurate measurements and achieve tight tolerances. That will ensure the steel products are precise. To do this, they must use accurate gauges and then check the final products.

Elemental analysis

It is wise to test raw materials and the steel at various stages to ensure you have a full idea of the trace and alloying elements. They can have a big impact on the quality of the final products. Luckily NDT can help here, especially when we use analysers to get a clear idea of the elements.

Speak to us about customer representation

Format NDT Ltd is a company clients in various industries can rely on to help them meet consistently high standards. We have a skilful team as well as lots of useful NDT equipment. If you make steel or any steel products, we can offer testing and other services to make sure you are maximising quality.

We are a great team to work with and can help our clients to improve their reputation. So, get in touch today if you want to arrange customer representation. It is a service that can offer lots of benefits and we will provide as much support as we can.