Analytical Testing

Materials Characterization and Analysis

Sample AnalyzerAssessing the suitability of materials for new products and processes can be challenging.

  • How do I know what to test for?
  • How do I determine which tests to run?
  • Where can I find a testing facility to “do it all”?
  • How do I interpret the results of the testing to make the right decisions?

OFP ENTERPRISES HAS THE SOLUTION FOR YOUR MINERALS AND CERAMIC PROCESSING NEEDS.

The OPF Advantage:

  • Our engineers and ceramists will work with you to understand your needs
  • Recommend relevant testing based on your materials and processes
  • Manage sample handling and submission to BMRC including correlation of reporting for multiple samples
  • Extremely competitive pricing

OPF Services

  • OPF can offer a simple results presentation or a comprehensive interpretation of results in a written report
  • Recommend path forward based on analytical testing results
  • Suitability analysis by OPF engineers and ceramists with 50+ years experience

PARTNERSHIP WITH CLEMSON UNIVERSITY’S BISHOP MATERIALS RESEARCH CENTER

Bishop LogoThe Bishop Materials Research Center (BMRC) is a nationally recognized analytical and properties testing facility specializing in ceramics and minerals.

OPF and BMRC have partnered to provide the highest level of quality, comprehensive analytical testing for OPF clients – BMRC conducts more analytical testing for OPF than for anyone else.

Available Analytical Testing

  • X-Ray Diffraction for Mineralogy
  • X-Ray Fluorescence for Oxide Content
  • Loss on Ignition
  • Carbon and Sulfur Content
  • Crystalline Silica Content
  • TCLP Leaching for Waste Disposal
  • Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Mass Balance
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis
  • Simultaneous Differential Thermal Analysis with Evolved Gases
  • Specific Gravity
  • Density
  • Porosity
  • Particle Size Distribution
  • Specific Surface Area (BET)
  • Pore Size Distribution (Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry)
  • and many others