Ghorpade, S Y (1997) Status of Ferrosilicon and Pig Iron Production by Electric Smelting under the Liberalized Economy. In: UNSPECIFIED.
Without adequate power infrastructure and demand from the steel industry,liberalization for the ferroalloy industry in general and ferrosilicon in particular can spell doom. The entry of many small producers has saddled the country with surplus installed capacity. Unless demand increases rapidly and cheap owner is available from either NTPC or captive power generation, FeSiproduction by electric smelting is not viable. Compulsion to generate cheap captive power and export for survival is great. Whereas the fate of electric pig iron was sealed long ago when tariff increases rendered the product unaffordable by the foundries necessitating imports.With the emergence mini-blast furnaces in the liberalized economy;revival of electric pig iron is no where in sight.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Ferro silicon , Pig iron , Liberalization, Electric smelting|
|Divisions:||Metal Extraction and Forming|
|Deposited By:||Sahu A K|
|Deposited On:||09 Apr 2011 20:34|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2012 11:47|
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