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Melting Point Analysis
Applied Technical Services conducts melting point analysis in our state-of-the-art chemical analysis laboratories.
What is Melting Point Analysis?
Performing melting point analysis services characterizes the melting point of a sample in an effective and efficient manner. Melting point analysis, also referred to as MP analysis, may also be used to quantitatively determine a test subject’s purity and to identify pure samples within a test subject. Through the use of different types of equipment based on the sample’s material or materials, melting point analysis heats a sample to monitor its ability to withstand specific temperatures and identify the temperature at which melting begins to occur. This equipment varies in design, though all consist of a thermometer, a heating element, and visual inspection devices. A sample must be at least 90% pure, containing less than 10% impurities, and is dried and inserted into a glass tube. This tube is then loaded into the melting point analysis machine, heated, and analyzed. Data from this analysis is documented and provided to the client along with an explanation of the information. Melting point analysis requires solid samples and cannot determine purity if more than one solute is present.
Differential Scanning Calorimetry Testing
Differential scanning calorimetry testing, commonly referred to as DSC testing, is another method of determining a sample’s melting point performed by Applied Technical Services’ chemical analysis department. DSC is a comprehensive testing method that has many applications due to its versatility. DSC testing monitors different aspects of a sample, including its melting point, temperature phase changes, and heat capacity.
Melting Point Analysis Common Applications
Due to the fact that this analysis method only requires a small sample to perform and is quick, cost effective, and highly accurate for mostly pure samples, melting point analyses have many common applications across a variety of industries and disciplines. Some of these applications include:
Applied Technical Services’ Chemistry Labs
Our advanced chemical analysis labs are located throughout the continental United States. ATS performs a wide range of relevant services in addition to melting point analysis, including temperature testing, thermal cycling, and more. We conduct testing procedures in accordance with custom parameters set by our clients in addition to popular standards. Our certified chemists have decades of experience they apply to every service, ensuring unparalleled service to our clients across all industries.
Additional Chemical Analysis Services
Applied Technical Services’ chemical analysis department offers a wide range of testing and analysis services, including HPLC analysis, LECO testing, failure analysis services, and more. Some of our most commonly requested services include:
Applied Technical Services
Founded in 1967, Applied Technical Services is proud to be one of the nation’s most experienced industrial testing services providers in the United States. ATS is ISO 9001 certified, CPSC approved, Daimler Class A approved, EN71 compliant, ISO 17025 accredited in chemical analysis, and holds several other accreditations as well. We serve companies in industries including automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, medical, pharmaceutical, construction, power generation, nuclear, and many more. With our international service network, we are able to provide quality testing solutions to clients around the world while maintaining expedient service and accurate reporting. ATS performs testing and analysis services in our laboratories and in the field for client convenience and incorporates innovative technology and practices to keep costs competitive. Click here or give us a call today at 1 (888) 287-5227 to request a free quote for thermal analysis services.
All members of the Applied Technical Services family of companies adhere to our internationally recognized quality assurance program, guaranteeing quality service throughout our frequently expanding service network. This program promotes accountability for our industrial testing and analysis services as we maintain open communication channels to keep clients updated throughout the entirety of the process. We understand the importance of timeliness keeping your business’ operations running smoothly, applying decades of experience to ensure reliable reporting and quick turnaround times. ATS has developed a strong level of trust with our clients over the years, and we work rigorously to exceed expectations every day.