In a foundry it is very important that operators are using the correct tools to control their melt conditions, operators should use non-graphite ceramic sampling spoons (fibre sampling spoons) which are hand-held tools used to collect samples of molten metal to test its quality and alloy content. Sampling spoons are available in a variety of standard shapes and sizes with various handle lengths. Custom shapes and sizes are available for specific application requirements upon request. Non-graphite ceramic sampling spoons provide more accurate results than standard steel sampling spoons where active coatings are usually used. This is a completely inert material and does not cause any reaction with liquid metal used in different foundries. With non-graphite ceramic sampling spoons, operators in melt shops do not need to preheat the spoons (as with steel spoons) to reach perfect conditions you can simply pour into plain thermal analysis sand cups and make accurate evaluation of foundry melt quality.