Ferroalloys: Usage, Energy Consumption, & Production

Every year, more than 50 MT ferroalloys are produced in the world. Growth trends in ferroalloys industry are closely associated with iron and steel industry. As steelmaking businesses continue to surge ahead, ferroalloys market will also remain on an uptrend.

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Electric Arc Furnaces 101

The DC electric arc furnace has only one electrode, An AC arc furnace makes use of three electrodes that distribute energy. The DC has a voltage of 2~4kV, which we can use for direct arc ignition. The device is complicated and the operation is dangerous, so it is rarely used.

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EAF Development And The Raw Materials Associated With It

The main reasons affecting the development of electric arc furnace steelmaking is the lack of scrap steel resources. Alternatives to scrap steel are direct reduction iron (DRI), molten iron (pig iron), decarburized granular iron, iron carbide, and composite metal.

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