Ferrovanadium


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ferrovanadium

[¦fe·rō·və′nād·ē·əm]
(metallurgy)
An iron alloy high in vanadium (35-55); used to add 0.1-2.5% vanadium during the manufacture of engineering steels and high-strength steels.

Ferrovanadium

 

a ferroalloy consisting of 35–45 percent V, 1–3 percent Si, and 0.5–1.5 percent Al (Fe and impurities constituting the remainder). Ferrovanadium is produced in electric furnaces through the silicothermic method using the vanadium pentoxide (85–95 percent V2O5) obtained in the chemical and metallurgical treatment of iron-vanadium concentrates. It is used mainly for alloying steel. Related products include silicovanadium, which is produced in electric furnaces, and metallic vanadium and rich ferrovanadium (up to 80 percent V), which are obtained by nonfurnace aluminothermy.

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The Company continued V2O5 shipments during the six months ended June 30, 2019 with initial quantities being allocated for conversion to ferrovanadium ("FeV"), which was sold into spot metallurgical markets on a selective basis.
[USPRwire, Wed Aug 07 2019] Ferrovanadium is an alloy many used for the strengthening of steel.
[ClickPress, Wed Aug 07 2019] Ferrovanadium is an alloy many used for the strengthening of steel.
The main vanadium-containing material in metallurgy is ferrovanadium with weight share of vanadium 35-80 %.
In a case involving ferrovanadium, a steel strengthener, the preliminary duty rate was set at 78.52 percent in mid-2002 and lowered to 66.71 percent in a final determination that was announced five months later.
(164) The alleged conspiracy involved anticompetitive activity both in the United States and Canada, resulting in plaintiffs elimination as a competing purchaser of vanadium in both markets, and as a competing manufacturer of ferrovanadium (for which vanadium is a necessary input).
The main vanadium producers, Highveld Steel & Vanadium and Rhombus Exploration (Rhoex), produce vanadium pentoxide and the higher value ferrovanadium. About 28,000 t/y of vanadium pentoxide is produced and exported from South Africa.
Outside of the United States, producers of nickel and ferroalloys, such as ferrochrome and ferrovanadium, also experienced tight capacity in 1988.
Evraz's second quarter vanadium products sales climbed 30% on the first quarter, with lower prices and ferrovanadium stocks leading to strong demand, particularly in the EU, Asia, and North America.
[USPRwire, Fri May 31 2019] Ferrovanadium is an alloy many used for the strengthening of steel.
[ClickPress, Fri May 31 2019] Ferrovanadium is an alloy many used for the strengthening of steel.