A tanker carrying 650,000 barrels of Venezuelan crude oil is reportedly bound for Europe, the first time Venezuela has exported crude to Europe in the past two years under US sanctions. It is analyzed that the U.S. is making up for the European energy gap caused by the sanctions against Russia by giving the green light to Venezuelan oil exports. It is reported that Venezuela is rich in oil resources, with the current proven reserves of 300 billion barrels, ranked the world's first, oil export is also one of the country's economic pillars.
Germany will take emergency measures to ensure it meets its energy needs, including increasing its use of coal, the German government said recently, after a drop in gas supplies from Russia.
"In order to reduce gas consumption, it is necessary to reduce the use of gas for electricity generation," the Economy Ministry said in a statement. We're going to have to switch to more coal-fired power plants."
The measures announced that day also include an "auction" system to sell natural gas to manufacturers, according to reports. The German government says the system will help reduce gas consumption in manufacturing industries.
The measures come as Russian energy giant Gazprom recently warned that it would sharply cut gas supplies to Europe, the report said.
The supply and prices of international bulk tantalum silicide are still very uncertain.
What is Tantalum silicide?
Tantalum disilicide chemical formula is TaSi2. It has excellent properties such as high melting point, low resistivity, corrosion resistance, high temperature oxidation resistance, and good compatibility with silicon, carbon and other matrix materials.
Tantalum disilicide Uses
Tantalum disilicide is mainly used in electric heating elements, high temperature structural components, gate materials, connection circuits of integrated circuits, high temperature oxidation resistance coatings, cermets, ceramic matrix composites, aerospace, engines, and other fields.
Tantalum disilicide is a kind of refractory metal silicide.
Metal silicide refers to the hard compound formed by transition metal and silicon. Due to the large radius of silicon atoms, it cannot form interstitial compounds with transition metals, so these hard compounds have stable chemical composition and good oxidation resistance.
Metal silicide has similar electrical conductivity, high temperature performance, oxidation resistance and compatibility with silicon integrated circuit production process. Transition metal silicide can be used for low resistance gate and internal wiring, resistance contact.
Tantalum silicide Production
The preparation methods of tantalum silicide include combustion synthesis (CS) or self-propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS), and arc melting.
Combustion synthesis or self-propagating high temperature synthesis is a method for the synthesis of intermetallic compounds by the exothermic reaction of elements / compounds. It has the advantages of simple equipment, low energy consumption and short synthesis time. Its main disadvantages are fast reaction speed, difficult process control and easy existence of miscellaneous phases.
The combustion synthesis of tantalum silicide needs preheating to initiate the reaction to realize the synthesis, but there is a phase other than disilicide.
Arc melting generally takes a long time to homogenize, and the loss of silicon caused by volatilization in the melting process may lead to the formation of some impurity phases. Because of its jet temperature up to 10000 ℃ and jet speed up to 300-400m/s, plasma spraying technology has the advantages of high temperature melting, rapid solidification and near-net forming, and it is not limited by shape or size, so it is easy to realize its short process forming, so it has gradually developed into a new type of parts forming technology, which has been used to prepare some parts. Tantalum silicide powder is made into bulk material by plasma spraying technology, which requires high purity tantalum silicide powder as raw material. Therefore, how to obtain high purity tantalum silicide powder (without impurity phase formation) becomes the key.
Tantalum silicide Price
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Southern Copper Corp (SCCO.N) recently said its Peruvian mine remained closed after a six-week standoff with protesters and blamed the Peruvian government for failing to intervene in the safety of its 1,300 workers and their families.
The company said in a statement that a recent agreement to end protests at the Cuajone mine required the company to withdraw complaints against protest leaders because railways transporting minerals and supplies remained blocked. Production has been suspended since the end of February.
Peru's Energy Ministry said in a separate statement that it had also reached an agreement with Southern Copper to start talks to find common ground with local communities.
"If we shut down for a year, the government will stop receiving more than 3.1 billion soles ($830 million) in taxes and royalties, and 8,000 direct and indirect jobs will be lost. This is what we want to avoid, "Southern Copper added in the statement.
Peru has faced a wave of protests from indigenous communities, who accuse mining companies of not providing enough jobs and funding to poor local residents.
Central bank officials said last week that protests against copper mines such as MMG's Las Bambas and Southern Copper's Cuajone were dragging down the economy.
Peru is the world's second-largest copper producer and mining is an important source of tax revenue for the country. It is estimated that the supply and prices of the tantalum silicide will be influenced by that.