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FERRO ALUMINIUM

Our Ferro Aluminium has the following chemical analysis:

Standard Material
%
Al
60%
Fe
40%

Packing:

  • 1mt bags on pallets

 

Sizing:

  • Pyramids

  • Broken Waffles

About Ferro Aluminium

Ferro Aluminium is an alloy which is formed by combining iron and aluminium. Ferro Aluminium is primarily used as a de-oxidation agent for steel, as well as for moulding in combination with scrap copper and carbon steel. For example, when Ferro Aluminium alloy is melted and poured into moulds containing scrap, the mixture becomes very fluid and flows into the interstices between spatially arranged pieces of scrap. So, while the matrix alloy is actually a 65% aluminium alloy, it has the properties of a 40% alloy in terms of density.

Production of Ferro Aluminium
Aluminium is produced from synthetic cryolite or bauxite and then transformed into Al₂O₃ through electrolysis (the Bayer Process). The resulting oxide is then mixed with iron oxide. The Ferro Aluminium is then purified or can be packaged as is.

Key Properties of Ferro Aluminium
Ferro Aluminium as an additive to the production process of amorphous metals will impart several desirable properties upon the resulting alloy. One of the primary benefits is to increase the new alloys sensitivity to heat. When a low melting point is needed, or when a high degree of combustibility is needed, more Ferro Aluminium is added. Additionally, Ferro Aluminium as Ferro Aluminium Thermite is an agent, that when ignited and mixed, can give off super extreme amounts of heat. Although this reactant is stable at room temperature, it will burn via an extremely intense exothermic reaction.

Uses
The largest practical applications of Ferro Aluminium are its use in ferrous alloys, and depending on the aluminium content range, use is best suited for deoxidisation, welding electrode manufacture and hard limited facing applications. In addition, it is used in Ferro Aluminium Thermite to cut or to weld metal.

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