Linz-Donawitz Converter, c. 1970

Made:
1970

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Model of Linz-Donawitz (L-D) converter, c. 1970

The availability of cheap "tonnage" oxygen has revolutionized steel-making.Several new processes have been developed with great success and the simplest, and more successful, is the L-D process. A crucible- like vessel is used and a high speed jet of oxygen is injected into molten pig iron from a water-cooled nozzle above, rapid oxidation of carbon occurs, converting the pig iron into steel. Other oxygen steelmaking processes include the Kaldo and the Rotor.

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Category:
Metallurgy
Object Number:
1971-272
type:
steel production
credit:
Visual Planning Systems Ltd.

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