Ferro Molybdenum is an alloy which is formed by combining Iron & Molybdenum. Ferro Moly is a hardening agent & is found in many alloy steels. Molybdenum prevents corrosion in Stainless steel and when mixed with Iron, it also hardens & strengthens into austenite. The alloy is produced by heating/melting a mixture of Molybdenum Oxide & Iron. It can be produced in an Induction/Arc furnace or by aluminothermic reaction. It is added to Molten steel before casting. Ferro Molybdenum comes in many grades, but the Molybdenum content mostly varies between 60 – 75%. It is not classed as a hazardous good for transit. Almost 80% of the world’s Ferro Moly is produced in China, USA & Chile together.
Application: Used in steel melting for making alloy steel suitable for mining & refinery, military hardware, rotary drills & load bearing parts. FeMo is also used in stainless, heat-resisting steel & tool steel.
Size: 03 – 20mm, 10 – 50mm, 10 – 100mm
Color: Silver Gray/Gray
Melting point: 1900°C
Packing: Steel Drums (25Kgs, 50Kgs, 100Kgs & 250Kgs) or 1 Ton bags.
Typical chemical composition of Ferro Molybdenum is shown below.
|Mo: 60% Min|
|C: 0.10% Max|
|Si: 1.50% Max|
|S: 0.05% Max|
|P: 0.05% Max|
|Al: 0.5% Max|
|Cu: 0.5% Max|