Iron ore is widely mixed with other ores and carried as a raw material or, after processing of this material, as an alloy (perhaps termed ‘exothermic’) used for steel- making. perhaps also being moulded into alloy briquettes. Amongst these alloys are:-
Ferro-chromium: shipped as dust or in lumps, a fairly harmless cargo except that no hot work should be allowed in its vicinity.
Ferro-manganese: has similar shipping properties to ferro-chromium.
Ferro-phosphorus: has a tendency to emit toxic gas if in contact with water, and thus must be kept dry and ventilated, and away from the habitable parts of the carrying ship.
- Bulk Ferro-chromium Stowage Factor 6/9
- Bulk Ferro-manganese Stowage Factor 6/10
- Bulk Ferro-phosphorus Stowage Factor 15/18