pneumatic steelmaking

pneumatic steelmaking

[nu̇′mad·ik ′stēl‚māk·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Any steelmaking process which employs air or oxygen and for which all heat is derived from the initial heat content of the charge materials and from the thermal energy of the refining reactions.
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In the late sixties, Savard and Lee pioneered the development of the annular tuyere for oxygen injection into the bottom of converters and established new pathways for pneumatic steelmaking. At Stelco, the invention of the coil box revolutionized the design and operation of rolling mills at steel plants located not only within North America, but also within numerous countries throughout the world.