Understanding Your Market Needs

Carmeuse provides solutions to steel manufacturers by supplying high quality lime-based products that help offset the continual degradation of iron ore quality. Limestone/lime helps to remove impurities and it improves the physical and chemical properties of pellets for both blast furnace and direct reduction applications.

How can we help with offsetting the continual degradation of iron ore quality?

Solutions to Meet Your Needs

  • Use of fluxed pellets in blast furnaces improves productivity, refractory life, and operation reliability, while reducing fuel consumption and silicon content in hot metal.
  • The addition of lime improves the reduction and strength, thanks to calcioferrite phase formation and spinel stabilization.
  • Prior to reduction, lime adheres to the exterior of the oxide pellet and coats the metallic whiskers to help minimize clustering.
  • Hydrated lime is used as a binder for pellets; lime helps to reduce costs, improve the compressive strength and the chemical properties of pellets.
     

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