A baseline analysis of your slag can help you realize optimum use of your refractory life and minimize loss on your alloys to help you effectively and efficiently melt your product. With the baseline you will be able to more effectively monitor how your slag is forming and reacting with the lining in your melt and / or transfer vessels. Along with helping to save the lining the baseline can also help you stop slag defects in your products by monitoring the fluidity of the slag. Making sure that you have the proper slag chemistry for your type of melt operation will save your company time and money. Monitoring and testing your slag can also help determine when detrimental trace elements enter into the melt from various additions, such as scrap steel and coke.