ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular

22 SCRAP SPECIFICATIONS CIRCULAR 2022 Guidelines for Ferrous Scrap Copyright © 2022 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. CODE ITEM CODE ITEM Specially Processed Grades to Meet Consumer Requirements Grades of scrap prepared especially to meet with steel mill or foundry requirements, individual specifications to be agreed on between consumer and supplier. Cast Iron Grades 252 Cupola cast. Clean cast iron scrap such as columns, pipes, plates, and castings of a miscellaneous nature, including automobile blocks and cast iron parts of agricultural and other machinery. Free from stove plate, burnt iron, brake shoes or foreign material. Cupola size, not over 24 inches x 30 inches, and no piece over 150 pounds in weight. 253 Charging box cast. Clean cast iron scrap in sizes not over 60 inches in length or 30 inches in width, suitable for charging into an open hearth furnace without further prepa- ration. Free from burnt iron, brake shoes, or stove plate. 254 Heavy breakable cast. Cast iron scrap over charging box size or weighing more than 500 pounds. May include cylinders and driving wheel centers. May include steel which does not exceed 10 percent of the casting by weight. 255 Hammer block or bases. Cast iron hammer blocks or bases. 256 Burnt iron. Burnt cast iron scrap, such as stove parts, grate bars, and miscellaneous burnt iron. May include sash weights or window weights. 257 Mixed cast. May include all grades of cast iron except burnt iron. Dimensions not over 24 inches x 30 inches and no piece over 150 pounds in weight. 258 Stove plate, clean cast iron stove. Free frommalleable and steel parts, window weights, plow points, or burnt cast iron. 259 Clean auto cast. Clean auto blocks; free of all steel parts except cam- shafts, valves, valve springs, and studs. Free of non- ferrous and non-metallic parts. 260 Unstripped motor blocks. Automobile or truck motors fromwhich steel and nonferrous fittings may or may not have been removed. Free from driveshafts and all parts of frames. 261 Drop broken machinery cast. Clean heavy cast iron machinery scrap that has been broken under a drop. All pieces must be of cupola size, not over 24 inches x 30 inches, and no piece over 150 pounds in weight. 262 Clean auto cast, broken, not degreased. Clean auto blocks, free of all steel parts except cam- shafts, valves, valve springs and studs. Free of non- ferrous and non-metallic parts, and must be broken to cupola size, 150 pounds or less. 263 Clean auto cast, degreased. Free of all steel parts except camshafts, valves, valve springs, and studs. Free of nonferrous and non-metallic parts, and must be broken into cupola size, 150 pounds or less. 264 Malleable. Malleable parts of automobiles, railroad cars, loco- motives, or miscellaneous malleable iron castings. Free from cast iron and steel parts and other foreign material. 265 Broken ingot molds and stools. Broken ingot molds and stools, cast iron, maximum size 2 feet x 3 feet x 5 feet. 266 Unbroken ingot molds and stools. Unbroken ingot molds and stools, cast iron. Special Boring Grades 267 No. 1 chemical borings. New clean cast or malleable iron borings and drill- ings containing not more than 1 percent oil, free from steel turnings, or chips, lumps, scale, corroded or rusty material. 268 Briquetted cast iron borings, hot process. Cast iron borings, heated, briquetted, to a density of approximately 85 percent, oil and water content under 1 percent. 269 Briquetted cast iron borings, cold process. Cast iron boring briquettes, free of steel and non- ferrous material, hydraulically compressed into a cohesive solid, reasonably free of oil, and having a density of not less than 60 percent. 270 Malleable borings. Clean malleable iron borings and drillings, free of steel turnings, scale, lumps and excessive oil. 271 No. 2 chemical borings. New clean cast or malleable iron borings and drill- ings, containing not more than 1.5 percent oil, free from steel turnings, or chips, lumps, scale, corroded or rusty material. Steel From Scrap Tires General Guidelines Items not covered in the specifications, and any variations in the specification, are subject to special arrangement between buyer and seller. Percentages listed below are by weight. Preparation Consumer and supplier to agree upon preparation for trans- port, such as the following: Loose—Whole. Loose—Chopped. If wire is chopped or shredded, parties may wish to specify the means of processing and/or charac- teristics of the final product (density, length of pieces, etc.).

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