DRI (Direct Reduced Iron)

Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) is the product of the direct reduction of iron ore in the solid state by carbon monoxide and hydrogen derived from natural gas or coal. The past 5 years have seen increases in the supply and use of Pig Iron, Direct ReducedIron (DRI), and Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) in the (EAF) Electric Arc Furnace. DRI should not be considered as a scrap substitute but rather as a source of clean iron units that can be used to supplement and enhance the scrap charge• DRI is a high Fe, low residual metallic material for producing high quality iron and steel products in a wide variety of furnaces •DRI is shipped as Cold DRI, but in integrated DRI/EAF mills can be charged hot directly to the EAF (furnace discharge temperature is 650-700°C)