Ladle Analysis - Determined by chemical analysis for specific elements of a test ingot sample obtained from the first part or middle part of a heat or blow during the pouring of the steel from the ladle. This is the analysis reported to the purchaser.
Laminations - Defects caused by blisters, seams or foreign inclusions aligned parallel to the worked surface of a metal.
Lap - A surface defect appearing as a seam caused from folding over hot metal, fins, or sharp comers and then rolling or forging, without welding them into the surface.
Long Ternes - Flat rolled steel in sheet size coated with a mixture of lead and tin. Coating usually contains 80% to 85% lead and 15% to 20% tin.