China’s winter anti-pollution shift may be good or bad for iron ore

Unlike the turbulence being experienced by many other commodities, iron ore prices have snoozed through the past seven months, staying locked in a narrow range. A shift in China’s winter pollution abatement strategy could cause iron ore prices to awaken, ...

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A brief introduction to the production process of steel

The basic production process of iron and steel is to first obtain iron ore and coking coal and then to convert them into pig iron in an ironmaking blast furnace; the next step is to use pig iron as raw ...

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EU extends duties on steel pipes and tubes from Russia and Ukraine

Following an investigation the European Commission decided the existing anti-dumping measures on Russian and Ukrainian imports of seamless pipes and tubes should stay in place for another five years to ensure fair conditions for EU producers. According to the Commission, ...

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China’s steel production forecast to peak in 2018

Australian Department of Industry Innovation and Science in latest Quarterly Report said that “World steel production increased by 5.1 per cent in the seven months to July, compared to the same period in 2017. Most countries reported higher production, particularly ...

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Contradictory views on Chinese steel output

South China Morning Post reported that a new Australian government report predicting China’s steel production will peak this year and start to decline over the next two years is at odds with expectations in the mainland that output will actually ...

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Steel scrap moves up $10-$20/lt in early US October trading

Prime scrap moved up $20/lt and obsolete scrap moved up $10/lt in early trading around Detroit on Wednesday, while a bid/offer gap between steel mills and their ferrous scrap suppliers kept things at a standstill in most other regions. Aggressive ...

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Basic knowledge of pressure pipeline inspection

1. Industrial pipeline on-line inspection, what parts should be focused on inspection? (1) the outlet parts of the compressor and pump; (2), compensator, three links, elbow (elbow), big head, branch pipe connection and dead angle of medium flow. (3) piping ...

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Hebei Province sets strict new emissions standards for steel mills

China’s Hebei province, the country’s biggest steel producer, will force all its mills to comply with strict new emissions standards by 2020 as part of its campaign against air pollution, according to newly published industry guidelines. In a policy document, ...

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Mexican and Canadian steel lobbies urge fix to US tariff dispute

The steel industries of Mexico and Canada on Tuesday urged their governments to resolve a tariff dispute with the United States before signing a new trilateral trade deal that was unveiled this week. Mexican steel producers association Canacero welcomed the ...

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China’s shift on winter smog rules rattles steel markets

China will not repeat last year’s blanket production cuts in heavy industries such as steel this winter. Rather, local governments will be given the power to decide how to meet emission targets during the smog-prone winter heating season which runs ...

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