Author: Project Engineer Barry West

Posts by Project Engineer Barry West:

Mineral-Loy puts safety first

Mineral-Loy has in recent years branched out into multiple site operations and, as such, focusing on health and safety has become more important than ever. These operations include screening, [...]

Ferro Titanium (FeTi)

Ferro Titanium (FeTi) is an alloy of iron and titanium with between 10 – 20% iron, 45 – 75% titanium and occasional trace carbon. The most common grade has a 68 – 72 % titanium content. The [...]

Ferrochrome (FeCr)

Ferrochrome Ferrochrome (FeCr) is an alloy of chromium and iron, generally containing 48 to 70% chromium by weight. It is produced in an electric arc furnace by the reduction of chromite ore. [...]

Ferro Vanadium

Vanadium is a strong carbide and nitride forming element where the hardness of these compounds is the basis for a range of tool and die steels; both cold working and high-speed steels. The [...]


Mineral-Loy is a distributer of premium Foundry Grade Chromite Sand sourced only from reputable miners and wash plants. In the production process, raw Chrome Ore is mined and crushed before [...]

Nickel Briquettes

Nickel is an important industrial metal with a wide variety of uses, the majority being used in alloying ferrous and non-ferrous metals. These can range from exotic alloy systems such as [...]

Pig Iron

Mineral-Loy is a supplier of various high purity Pig Iron grades under the Sorelmetal trademark. Our Pig Iron is produced by Richards Bay Minerals in South Africa which is a state-of-the-art [...]

Breaking large blocks

Through the development and deployment of specialised breaking equipment, Mineral-Loy offers unique solutions for the breaking or crushing of large blocks of material in the mining, [...]

Site clean-up operations

Environmental Awareness can no longer be ignored. Increased attention is being paid to issues surrounding the effect of mining on the environment and companies need to pay closer attention to the [...]