from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An alloy of iron and manganese used in the production of steel.
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- n. An alloy, of iron and manganese, used in the manufacture of steel
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of white pig-iron containing a relatively large amount of carbon, from 3½ to 6 per cent., and over 25 per cent, of manganese. It is largely used in the manufacture of Bessemer steel.
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A rich alloy of iron with manganese or silicon can be prepared directly in a blast furnace, and is called ferromanganese or ferrosilicon.
What further angered Sudan were Egyptian media reports that Egypt had signed an agreement with Japan and Germany to export 15,000 metric tons of ferromanganese bars worth $75 million and aimed at producing high-quality steel.
He said that it was possible for staff to "sabotage" equipment and that the movement of staff in and around the furnaces of the ferromanganese smelters could distort results of testing for manganese dust.
A formal inquiry by the Labour Department into workers 'exposure to poisonous fumes at a Cato-Ridge ferromanganese smelter was accused on
Dr Joao Do Vale, who did occupational health work for the Assmang ferromanganese smelter at its Cato Ridge plant, was testifying at the labour department's inquiry into several cases of manganese poisoning.
Workers at a ferromanganese smelter near Durban were not checked for signs of overexposure to manganese dust and fumes until 2006, an inquiry heard on Friday.
Tager, who examined several of the workers from the Assmang ferromanganese smelter and diagnosed some of them as having the disease, was testifying at a Department of Labour inquiry being held at the Cato Ridge Country Club to investigate several alleged cases of manganism.
"The other two possible investors are a steel and foundry mill and an iron ore pellet and ferromanganese plant."
Attempts to reach an out of court settlement between a KwaZulu-Natal ferromanganese factory and its workers over compensation for manganese poisoning foundered on Wednesday.
Six people died in a blast and fire at the Assmang ferromanganese processing plant in Cato Ridge, outside Durban.