Transactions of the Electrochemical Society Volume 37

Transactions of the Electrochemical Society Volume 37

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...ferroalloy to steel? B. D. Saklatwalla: Absolutely. G. L. Norris5: I would like to allay the gentleman's fears about the amount of vanadium available in the future, and assure him that he can continue his plant in operation without any fear. As Dr. Saklatwalla said, by August we ought to have the railroad in operation; by that time, or before that time, the way shipments are coming up, we will be able to make prompt delivery of all the vanadium demanded by the steel works, based on the present demand. Now, as to price, I will simply say that during the war the American Vanadium Company maintained practically pre-war prices. This they were able to do because of the enormous stock of ore carried in this country. At the close of the war this stock was practically used up. Since then on account of the greatly increased costs and difficulties of mining and transportation and increased costs of all materials used in production, the price has necessarily advanced, but not proportionately to the advance in other materials. G. M. Berry: It has been the experience of all vanadium users, I am sure, that latterly the silicon content of the ferro-vanadium in the market has been very much higher than a few years back. Can you enlighten us as to why that is so? G. L. Norris: In order to meet the demand, we have had to produce the vanadium as rapidly as possible, for one thing. The mining situation in Peru, to which Dr. Saklatwalla referred, has 5 Met. Engr., Vanadium Corp. of America, New York City. been very bad; owing to South American mining methods, left largely to native engineers, the mining was relatively crude. The result was that we had a slide that buried our best workings, and we have been over a year now in cleaning them up; meanwhile, we...
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  • Paperback | 230 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236808754
  • 9781236808752