Properties of Ferromin Old
The high density of FerroShield™ / FerroDense™ results in decreased volume for a given weight, or alternatively, an increased weight per given volume, offering a better overall economy.
The excellent particle characteristics of FerroShield™ / FerroDense™ enable the easy production of high quality, high strength concrete with a density of up to 240 lbs./ft3, some 65% denser than standard concrete which is typically 145 pounds per cubic foot.
FerroShield™ / FerroDense™ products have a long history of use as a construction material for both in-situ and precast applications. It is one of the few “environmentally friendly” materials available: it is a naturally occurring iron oxide which is harmless to the environment, and non-toxic in all its forms.
Concrete made with high density aggregates is favoured over other shielding technologies as it is also a structural material.
Advantages of high particle density in FerroShield™ and FerroDense™
- Reduced volumes = less excavation / transportation / reinforcement and time
- Increased weight for a given volume
- Reduced heat of hydration
- High submerged / saturated density
- High radiation shielding characteristics
- Space saving
- Noise and vibration dampening
- Thermal energy storage
|Specific Gravity||3.0 – 5.2 (medium to high density)|
|Bulk Density||120 – 240 lbs./ft3|
|Hardness||5.0 – 6.0 Moh.s|
|H2O Absorption||< 0.5%|
Standard Construction Grades
FerroShield™ / FerroDense™ is supplied from strategic stockpiles throughout North America and is available in grades from 28mmm down to powder fineness. FerroShield™ / FerroDense™ grades can be customized to specific customer requirements.
|Coarse – Dense Aggregates||Fines|
|28mm – 5mm (SG – 4.3 – 4.4) & (SG 4.6 – 4.7)||0 – 5mm|
|5mm – 1mm||0 – 1mm|
|Coarse – Medium Density Aggregates||Fines|
|19mm – 5 mm (SG 3.4)|
|Specular Hematite (SG 5.0 – 5.2)||10-50 Mesh|
|Concentrated Ilmenite (SG 4.25 – 4.4)||1 – 5mm|