Definitions

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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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

    Silicon

  • Silica is processed into two intermediate products - silicon and ferrosilicon.

    Silicon

  • In some applications, a small number of metal alloys, such as silicomanganese and aluminum, can substitute for ferrosilicon.

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  • Consequently there are very strict laws about the shipping of ferrosilicon; it must be kept perfectly clean and dry.

    Silicon

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