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Era
Date Created
Location Country
us
Coordinates
42.157884, -83.169061
Address1
1491 W. Jefferson
City
Trenton
State
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Creator
This is one of the three original 60-ton vessels by which the basic oxygen process (BOP) of steel making was introduced into this country from Austria, where it was invented. It heralded the first new technology in fifty years to become the basis of a major process for steel production throughout the world. In this process, a water-cooled lance injected a jet of high-purity oxygen into the bath of molten iron. Various chemical reactions produced a quality low-nitrogen steel at a ton-per-hour rate nearly three times that of the open hearth furnace.
Image Credit
Courtesy ASME
Image Caption
Basic-Oxygen Steel Making Vessel
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