In 25th, the vanadium and nitrogen alloy project which Hubei Jingyang Company Limited started succeeded in its first attempt. The new products of vanadium industry----vanadium and nitrogen alloy filled the blank of our province, which marked that the vanadium industry in Chongyang has taken on the road of high-technology development.
The vanadium and nitrogen alloy project is a resource conservation and comprehensive utilization environmental protection and technical project whose development is encouraged by the national development and reform commission , ministry of science and technology and ministry of environmental protection. By uniform mixing of vanadium oxide and carbon reducing agent, the reducing reaction emerged under the condition of high temperature and vanadium carbide was formed. Then filling it with nitrogen gas and beginning the nitriding treatment, it will become vanadium and nitrogen alloy after cooling. Due to the adoption of clean production techniques, it will not produce "three wastes" pollution such as waste water, waste gas and waste residue in the production process.
"Vanadium and nitrogen alloy is a new type of alloy additive, and it belongs to the high-tech product of metallurgical industry. Adding the vanadium and nitrogen alloy to the steel can improve the strength of steel, so it is the preferred additive for high strength steel." introduced by Gan Jinghuang, the director of County Economic and Trade Bureau. After adding the vanadium and nitrogen alloy to the steel, there is no need to add the precious metal element, and high strength steel can just be obtained in hot condition. In this way it will play a more effective role of precipitation strengthening and grain refinement than ferrovanadium, and 20 percent to 40 percent of vanadium consumption can be saved.
In the construction industry, the new grade three reinforcing steel bars which has been produced by using the vanadium and nitrogen alloy technique, not only enhances the security and earthquake resistance of the buildings, but also can save 10 percent to 15 percent of steel compared with the grade two bars.
It is reported that the county has invested 30 million yuan in vanadium and nitrogen alloy project in the first phase of the project, and has built a production line with an annual capacity of 400 tons of vanadium nitrogen alloy. It is expected that the annual sales income can reach more than 60 million yuan, and taxes more than two million yuan.
The vanadium and nitrogen alloy which Hubei Jingyang Company Limited produced by using technology innovation, has achieved many things at one stroke. First, it protected the environment. As the vanadium and nitrogen alloy is produced through deep processing of finished vanadium, it will not produce waste water, waste gas and waste residue in the production process. Second, it saved energy. The vanadium and nitrogen alloy is known as steel "monosodium glutamate". Adding vanadium nitride to the steel can increase the performance of steel such as its strength, toughness and ductility. And adding vanadium nitride saved 20 percent to 40 percent of vanadium, which can reduce the production cost of enterprises.
New technology brings new products, and new products bring new market. Through technological upgrading, Chongyang industry has filled the gaps of our province with new products, and has opened up a broad market. This proves once again that technology innovation has played a core role in the development of enterprises.