Ferrotitanium from ZhenAn is produced by melting a mixture of iron and titanium in an electric arc furnace in ZhenAn’s factory. The process typically involves the following steps:
Raw materials preparation: Iron and titanium raw materials are selected based on the required chemical composition of the ferrotitanium. Iron can be obtained from scrap or iron ore, while titanium is typically obtained from ilmenite or rutile.
Charging: The raw materials are weighed and charged into an electric arc furnace in specific ratios, depending on the desired composition of the ferrotitanium.
Melting: The electric arc furnace is heated and a powerful electric current is passed through the charge, which melts the raw materials and produces a molten alloy.
Refining: The molten alloy is refined to remove impurities such as sulfur and oxygen, which can negatively affect the quality of the final product. This is typically done by adding fluxes or other refining agents to the melt.
Casting: Once the alloy has been refined, it is cast into ingots, which are then crushed into a powder or granules of the desired size and used as a raw material in steelmaking or other metallurgical processes.