Supply of ferrosilicon for the steel industry
Ferrosilicon is an alloy of iron and silicon with a chemical composition of 30% to 90% silicon, although 60% to 75% is most used. It is made by the reaction of silicon with ferric oxide or carbon monoxide. Ferrosilicon is used in the production of cast iron, steel, and various alloys. It is also used as a deoxidizer in the steel industry. Ferrosilicon is produced in several grades depending on the silicon content.
The benefits of ferrosilicon
Ferrosilicon is used in the steel industry for its high temperature resistance. Ferrosilicon can be used as a desoxidizer in the steelmaking process. Desoxidation is necessary to remove oxygen from the steel and prevent it from breaking. Ferrosilicon can also be used as a desulfurization agent.
Desulphurization and desoxidation in the steel industry
Desulfurization is the process of removing sulfur and oxygen from iron or steel. The objective of this operation is to improve the properties of the metal. The most common method of desulfurization is a chemical process known as oxygen steelmaking (OSM). In this process, ferro silicon is used as a desoxidizer and desulfurizer in the steel. This is an important process, as an alloy with too much sulfur can cause the steel to become fragile.
The disadvantages of ferrosilicon
Ferrosilicon is an expensive material. Finding a supplier who can provide a regular supply of it in significant proportions over the long term is not always easy. As the silicon content of ferrosilicon can vary, the product should be accompanied by a quality certificate.
Our company has been specializing in the import-export of raw materials for the steel industry for over 40 years and we are one of the few suppliers who can offer you a regular and constant supply of high-quality ferrosilicon. If you are looking for a reliable supplier of ferrosilicon, please feel free to contact us.