Microscopy Steel Analyses at Turkey’s Largest Galvanized Steel Producer
A long-term Test and Analysis Specialist at Borçelik shares their use of electron and optical microscopy on steel products
Through a joint venture with ArcelorMittal and Borusan, Borçelik is one of the largest galvanized steel producers of Turkey, offering some of the highest quality steel for the automotive, home appliances, construction and general metal industries.
Ömer Yıldırım is a seasoned Test and Analysis Specialist at Borçelik. For twenty-three years, he has worked with Borçelik in flat steel production processes and stages as well as defect analysis using both electron and optical microscopy. His work includes surface and cross-sectional analyses of hot rolled flat steel, cold rolled flat steel and coated flat steel, such as galvanized, enameled, and painted.
I investigate the reasons behind corrosion formation, identification of root causes behind defects and problems in flat steel processes. I also perform studies on new products in terms of R&D and innovation.
We are able to avoid significant financial losses through product controls by identifying raw material problems and making use of the findings discovered during customer complaints.