Ten Years of Oxygen Steelmaking at Dof asco
F. J. McMulkin Research & Development Engineer, Dominion Foundries and Steel, Ltd., Hamilton, Ont.
This paper, written to commemorate the tenth anniversary of oxygen steelmaking at Dominion Foundries and Steel, Ltd., records the progress made in the manufacture of L-D oxygen steel and its world-wide acceptance by both steelmaker and user. The original pilot-plant testing is discussed, a well as the range of charge materials, the process control methods and materials. handling. Dofasco, the first steelmaker in North America to install an oxygen steelmaking furnace, has now switched almost entirely to this new process.
basic oxygen steelmaking, blast furnaces, Dofasco L-D, L-D oxygen, Dofasco, Furnaces, Oxygen, Process, Processes, Scrap, steel, Steelmaking, Steels