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PoDFA-Inclusion Identification and Quantification Analysis

PoDFA, is a complete solution for inclusion measurement

It identifies the inclusions and gives their concentration in the melt for each type.



Benefit from ABB’s Metallographic Analysis Services. Our team is specialized in inclusion identification and quantification PoDFA/Prefil® samples.

ABB is a leader in liquid aluminum quality measurement. Over the years, the company has acquired a solid reputation around the world for its expertise. Our lab is highly specialized in inclusion identification and quantification in aluminum samples taken with PoDFA or Prefil® equipment. We receive samples of several different alloy types from aluminum plants all over the world. Take advantage of our expertise!

Simply send ABB your PoDFA samples. You will receive a report with the key residue pictures and a breakdown of each inclusion type expressed in mm2/kg of aluminum. All information is strictly confidential and reports are produced in less than two weeks.


Send your PoDFA/Prefil® samples to ABB. We will send you a complete report including:

  • List of all inclusion types present in each of your samples
  • Concentration for each of them expressed in mm2/kg of aluminum
  • Total aluminum cleanliness level
  • Key residue pictures
  • Inclusion description and their possible source
  • Results are presented in tabular and graphical form
  • Information is strictly confidential
  • Completed within 2 weeks upon receipt of samples (or less than 4 days should you use our rush service)

ABB offers a price reduction program for the metallographic analysis service to customers who use this service on a regular basis. By signing an annual contract, the price per sample can be reduced based on the annual quantity involved, report content and sample preparation. Contact us to take advantage of our services.

Note: restricted to PoDFA licensees (PoDFA license available from ABB)

Get enrolled into ABB’s metallographic analysis training. Train your metallographers to do the PoDFA or Prefil® metallographic analysis in your lab:

  • 5-day training designed for metallographers starting with PoDFA or Prefil®
  • 3-day advanced training for metallographers having experience with PoDFA or Prefil®

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