Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI)

Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) is a relatively new product, developed in the past 25 years, as a supplement for pig iron and scrap in electric furnace steel mills.  It is a compacted form of direct reduced iron (DRI), which facilitates its handling, storage, and use.

We source our HBI from producers in Venezuela and offer this product to steel mills on its own or in conjunction with a total raw material supply program.

Typical and guaranteed specifications

 

Typical

Guarantee

Total Fe
Metallic Fe
Carbon
Sulphur
Phosphorus
Gangue

92.5%
85.5%
0.7%
0.01%
0.07%
5.0%

91.5% minimum
85.0% minimum
0.6% minimum
0.02% maximum 
0.10% maxumum
6.3% maximum

Bulk density
Apparent density
Nominal size

2.4 - 2.8 g/cm3
5.0 - 5.5 g/cm3
110 x 50 x 30mm