oxygen steelmaking

oxygen steelmaking

[′äk·sə·jən ′stēl‚māk·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
The manufacture of steel from molten pig iron and steel scrap by methods which employ pure oxygen gas (99+%) and suitable fluxes to remove carbon and phosphorus (and in part, sulfur) without introducing nitrogen or hydrogen.
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There were 83,000 attempts with the basic oxygen steelmaking simulation, an increase of 73% compared to last year.
In 2010 Tata commissioned a PS60m energy efficiency scheme at its Port Talbot works involving the capture and re-use of gas from the basic oxygen steelmaking (BOS) plant.
SSI's Teesside steelmaking facility: * THE facility is made up of the Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) plant, where the steel is made by three basic oxygen convertors, and the Continuous Casting plant (Concast), where the liquid steel takes shape and is made into slabs.
Dofasco's primary manufacturing facilities include one of the world's most advanced oxygen steelmaking furnaces that feeds a twin strand continuous slab caster alongside of a low-cost Electric Arc Furnace, ladle metallurgy and a single strand continuous slab caster, which processes recycled scrap steel.
This reflects Chinese growth, where oxygen steelmaking is dominant.
Editorial for each issue includes coverage of such topics as oxygen steelmaking, colemaking, ladle metallurgy, environmental technologies, electric steelmaking, casting, iron-making and maintenance.
Dofasco has an excellent record for innovation and was the first steel company in North America to install the LD converter process for oxygen steelmaking.
Also, Rowan wrote in a '72 "Progress in Melting" paper, that one of the greatest boons in the induction furnace business was the use of up to 100% low-cost steel scrap--released by the basic oxygen steelmaking process--for making ductile, gray and malleable iron.
The first of 2 converters in oxygen steelmaking plant was replaced a year ago, at a cost of 20 million.
The concurrent pounds 53m project to install a new cooling system in the Basic Oxygen Steelmaking plant will also go ahead as planned.
Tube City has been licensing OptiMiser, an off-line program, to use on the front-end of its on-line, real-time model, GenBlend+, which it has developed during the past five years for use in basic oxygen steelmaking furnaces.