Metallic chromium

Metallic chromium can be used instead of ferrochromium for alloying steel and alloys. This method is usually applied when iron content in the final product is limited.

The surface of chromium lumps should be free of slag inclusions, refractories and other foreign materials. The oxide film on the surface of lumps is allowed. The fracture surface in chromium should be sound.

Chromium is delivered in lumps weighing no more than 10 kg. The portion of chromium fines in a transportable party is limited. Accordingly, the mass of chromium fines passing 10-mm sieve should not exceed 10 % of the batch mass.

Metallic chromium is transported in special containers or steel drums.