NOCA Iron Briquettes
NoIron briquettes are produced by reducing iron ore fines in fluid bed reactors with a counter current reducing gas (Fluidized Iron Ore Reduction). Due to their high density and metallization, low gangue and residual content, and inert character, Briquettes are the ideal metallic charge for steelmaking.
Physical and chemical specifications of Iron Briquettes make a superior product for the merchant HBI/DRI market, as a result of a low level of fines generated during transportation and handling, as well as less gangue, higher carbon, and higher metallization than that found in other HBI/DRI products.
Due to their high density, Iron briquettes can be used as an alternative metallic source by either charging in buckets (batch charging) or continuous feeding through the roof. By charging in buckets, it is possible to reduce the number of back-charges since briquettes are much denser than scrap.
Because of the low residual content of the briquettes, they are in increased demand for the production of higher quality steels.