|MSQ Inclusion Rating
MSQ Inclusion Rating is designed to produce ASTM E45 Method A and Method
D inclusion ratings for inclusion types A, B, C and D. The details of the
standard are found in the ASTM Annual Book of Standards, Volume 03.01.
This tool also follows the standards described in ASTM Practice E 1122.
||Eliminate tedious manual and
chart comparisons. Inclusions are measured and rated quickly and accurately.
||The control panel has early
labeled buttons, not cryptic icon graphics.
||Selectable field size.
levels for automatic logging of any rejectable inclusions.
||Easy to set controls for detecting
both sulfide and oxide type inclusions.
||Rate live samples using camera
on and off switch, or stored file images may be measured.
||Measurement with the click
of one button. Can be used with virually any microscope or metallograph,
manual or automatic stage.
||Number of fields rated and
total area rated are constantly displayed.
||Convenient controls for correcting
A and Method D reports can be produced.
||Results are immediately displayed.
Click on the View Results button for an example.
||All measurements and statistical
results are sent automatically to an Excel report. The report may be changed
to any format, saved and printed. See sample report below.
||Easy to use controls
||Accurate and fast measurements
of inclusion types A, B, C and D
||Flexible results reporting:
Output to Microsoft Excel®
MSQ Inclusion Reports
All inclusion rating results are sent to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet
(as well as to the ratings table). The spreadsheets included with MSQ Inclusion
Rating are the primary methods of printing and saving the inclusion data.
There are two separate report spreadsheets available. They are the ASTM
E45 Method D report and the ASTM E45 Method A
report. The format of either report may be modified to meet your requirements.
See sample reports below.
Inclusion rating results are displayed in the Ratings Table as shown
below. The Results Table entries are the number of fields which have been
rated for the various inclusion types and rating levels. All 0 entries
in the table indicate that no fields have been rated at that level. In
the table above one field has Type A thin inclusions rated at level 1.5,
one field has Type A thin inclusions rated at level 2.0, etc. The rating
table has a total of eight columns, one column each for both thin (T) and
heavy (H) inclusions for each of the four major inclusion types A, B, C
and D. There are eleven rows in the main rating table, one for each rating
level from 0.0 to 5.0 in 0.5 level increments. There is an additional row
at the bottom of the table which displays the Worst Field rating for each
inclusion type. For each 0.50 mm2 specimen area measured the appropriate
inclusion type table entries will be incremented for the rated level. The
Rating Table will contain field counts for only fields having acceptable
inclusion ratings. Fields with rejectable ratings are counted separately
and displayed in the Rejected Fields table. Ratings
Many specifications establish inclusion rating levels which define
the upper limit of inclusion acceptability. If inclusions are measured
which exceed these levels the field must be rejected.
The Inclusion Rating program allows reject levels for inclusion types A,
B, C and D, both thin and heavy to be set. As specimen fields are analyzed
the ratings for any field found with an inclusion rating in excess of the
reject levels are logged into the Rejected Fields Table. Rejected Fields
Setting Reject Levels:
ASTM E45 Method D Report:
Method D is most often used with a motorized stage system and designed
to report ratings for up to 320 fields of view for up to 6 specimens.
ASTM E45 Method A Report:
The Method A report is for "Worst field reporting" where one field,
the worst, is reported per sample. Up to 6 specimens may be calculated