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Hogan Steel Archive: Other Steelmaking

The “Hogan Steel Archive,” representing a three-year collaborative effort of the Walsh Library’s Department of Archives and Special Collections and Fordham’s Industrial Economics Research Institute, commemorates and preserves the remarkable steel legacy

Other Steelmaking

The document files on steelmaking processes other than the BOF, electric-arc, and open-hearth furnaces, which previously have been described, include information on such subjects as: AISI-DOE direct steelmaking, AOD process for stainless steel, AOR or argon oxygen refining process, AVR process for melting stainless steel, advanced melting and refining of specialty steels, Bessemer furnaces (at Brown, Bayley & Dixon Steel Works in 1875, at Jones & Laughlin, process description, role of William Kelly, and steel rail production), Crucible steel industry in the U.S., electron beam continuous hearth refining of specialty steel, EOF or the energy optimizing furnace of Willy Korf (history, process description, technical and economic status), ingot-mold repairs of P.C. Campana, Inc., KALDO operations in North America, KMS and KS processes at Klockner, KORF or oxy-refining fuel system, nuclear steelmaking feasibility, OBM-S and KMS processes for increased scrap use, patents for ingot pouring and stopper assembly, PLASMA or Freital process description, and temperature drops between tapping and teeming. Also see Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation’s Steel Melting Furnaces and John N. Boucher’s William Kelly: A True History of the So-Called Bessemer Process.