Ferro Alloys - An overview
Ferro Alloys made by iron with one or more elements such as manganese (Mn), aluminum (Al) or silicon (Si) chromium (Cr) are called ferroalloys.
Ferroalloys are used in steel and alloy production. When ferroalloys are mixed with cast iron and steel, they add different properties to the products and change their qualities. For this reason, ditches are used in the iron and steel industry. The world's leading ferroalloy producing countries are South Africa, Ukraine, China and Russia.
Correction of steel quality using ferroalloys improves mechanical performance. Correction in steel quality will also increase the resistance to temperature changes. Thus, it is possible to obtain steel mixtures with high mechanical performance and heat resistance by using ferroalloys.
Ferro Alloys Raw Materials
Ferroalloys are formed by mixing a specific group of elements and a saturated ore. Enriched ore is used to obtain ferrosilicon and ferrochromium. In order to obtain ferrotitanium and ferrotungsten, the result is obtained by concentrating the raw material. The reduction of metal oxides in the compounds is a technology requiring process.
In processes with ferroalloys, the catalysts of the reaction are iron and oxides. The restored element takes some conditions to create a stable form. The element also takes its absence for reverse oxidation. In these stages, the electrothermal method that produces ferroalloys is used in the metallurgy industry.