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The unique variety of sponge iron produced at Tata Steel LP constitutes high metallic iron content along with consistent chemical and physical characteristics.

This provides secondary steel makers with flexibility in preparing their furnace charge to produce finer quality steels. The acceptability ratio of Tata Steel LP’s sponge iron is quite high in the competitive market scenario.

Chemical

Fe, Total
90% - 92%
Fe, Metallic
81% - 84%
Metallisation
88% - 90%
Sulphur (Max)
0.03%
Phosphorus(Max)
0.05%
Carbon(approx.)
0.1%
Gangue content (approx.)
5%

Physical

Lump: +3 mm

Fines: 0-3 mm

Bulk density : 1.9-2.2 MT / m3

The unique variety of sponge iron produced at Tata Steel LP constitutes high metallic iron content along with consistent chemical and physical characteristics.

This provides secondary steel makers with flexibility in preparing their furnace charge to produce finer quality steels. The acceptability ratio of Tata Steel LP’s sponge iron is quite high in the competitive market scenario.

Sponge iron from Tata Steel LP has found usage in three kinds of furnaces:

Induction Furnace
For manufacturing of 
mild steel

Electric Arc Furnace
For producing high value 
alloy steel

Blast Furnace
For increasing hot metal productivity and reducing 
coke consumption

Some of the features of sponge iron produced at & supplied from Tata Steel LP are:

  • High iron content and degree of metallisation.
  • Uniform and consistent quality.
  • Lower sulphur and phosphorus content.
  • Negligible tramp element.
  • Superior technical support to furnace operators.
  • Mechanical bagging in quality bags to standardise the quantity in each bag and ensure no spillage or tearing of bags during transportation or handling.
  • Prompt redressal of complaints, to customer’s satisfaction.