from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An alloy of iron and silicon used in the production of carbon steel.
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- n. An alloy of iron and silicon used in steelmaking.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In metallurgy, a compound of iron with silicon (iron silicide), rich in the latter element, for use in steel-making.
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The decline in the average selling price of silicon-based alloys is primarily a result of an 8% increase in overall silicon-based alloy shipments in the second quarter coming mostly from additional standard grade ferrosilicon which is our lowest priced alloy.
Microsilica is a by-product of the production of silicon and ferrosilicon alloys for the IT industry and, as such, does not constitute a big detrimental effect on the environment.
Rare earth alloys include rare-earth ferrosilicon—with 17%-37% rare-earth content—which is used as an additive in steel and iron smelting, and magnesium rare earth, which contains 2%-10% of rare-earth elements yttrium and gadolinium and is used in the aviation, automotive and defense sectors.
In the ship's cargo are four containers of ferrosilicon, a solid matter that can give off hydrogen and cause a fire risk if it comes into contact with water.
The vessel is carrying four containers of ferrosilicon, a solid matter that can give off hydrogen and cause a fire risk if it comes into contact with water.
Common rare-earth alloys include rare-earth ferrosilicon — with 17%-37% rare earth content — which is used as an additive in steel- and iron-smelting, and magnesium rare earth, which contains 2%-10% of rare-earth elements yttrium and gadolinium and is used in aviation, automotive and defense sectors.
In addition to tool steels, an example of “alloy steels,” ferrosilicon is used in the manufacture of stainless steels, carbon steels, and other alloy steels (e.g., high-strength, low-alloy steels, electrical steels, and full-alloy steels).
Silica is processed into two intermediate products - silicon and ferrosilicon.
In some applications, a small number of metal alloys, such as silicomanganese and aluminum, can substitute for ferrosilicon.
Consequently there are very strict laws about the shipping of ferrosilicon; it must be kept perfectly clean and dry.