Scrap steel and iron that is bulky or oversized, typically sourced from industrial or construction materials, valued for recycling in the metal industry.
Scrap Heavy Melt (HMS) refers to a category of ferrous scrap metal that includes various heavy and oversized steel items that are no longer in use or have been discarded. HMS is commonly found in industrial settings, construction sites, and demolition projects.
Scrap Heavy Melt typically consists of large and bulky steel items such as beams, plates, machinery parts, industrial equipment, and other heavy structures. These items are often made from carbon steel or alloy steel and can be derived from dismantled buildings, bridges, ships, or scrapped machinery.
The classification of Scrap Heavy Melt is based on its size, weight, and composition. It falls under the ISRI (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries) code 200-206, depending on the specific type and grade of the scrap metal.
Recycling Scrap Heavy Melt involves collecting and sorting the steel items, removing any non-ferrous materials or contaminants, and then processing the scrap through shredding or shearing to reduce its size and facilitate further recycling. The shredded or sheared scrap is typically melted down in electric arc furnaces to produce new steel products or used as raw material in the steel manufacturing industry.
Recycling Scrap Heavy Melt contributes to resource conservation, energy savings, and environmental sustainability by reducing the demand for virgin iron ore and minimizing the amount of waste sent to landfills. The recycled steel can be used in various industries, including construction, automotive, appliances, and manufacturing, thereby reducing the need for new steel production and its associated environmental impact.