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  • Pig iron is the intermediate product of smelting iron ore.
  • Pig iron contains a large amount of carbon.
  • Pig iron can also be used to produce gray iron.
  • Pig-iron always contains foreign substances, among which are Carbon, Silicon, Sulphur, Phosphorus, and Manganese, besides many others in smaller proportion.
  • Pig Iron refers to the metallic product of a furnace that contains over 90% iron.
  • Pig iron is used in Steelmaking as a high quality source of pure irons units.
  • Modern pigs are produced by a continuous pig casting machine.
  • This type of iron is further refined through additional melting and blending processes to create wrought iron, cast iron or steel.
  • Pig iron containing a high percentage of phosphorus, used in making steel by a process that removes the phosphorus.
  • The traditional shape of the molds used for these ingots was a branching structure formed in sand with many individual ingots at right angles to a central channel or runner.
  • The term was derived from the method of casting the bars of the pig iron in depressions or moulds formed in the sand floor adjacent to the furnace.
  • Pig iron in the chemical state in which it exists when tapped from the blast furnace, without alloying or refinement.

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