Notes on Some European Iron Making Districts; A Collection of Letters to the Iron Age

Notes on Some European Iron Making Districts; A Collection of Letters to the Iron Age

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Francs per pig. l'er product per Years. metric ton. metric ton. man. Tons. 1880 3.05.. 598 1885 2.53.. 663 1890 2.45 63 804 1891 2.42 53 776 1892 2.32 46 842 1893 2.33 43 838 1894 2.39 45 855 1895 2.45 46 852 1896 2.48 51 945 181)7 2.62 58 945 1898 2.60 55 982 1899 2.84 57 985 The lowest price for pig iron made was reached in 1889, with an average of 36 francs, or less than $7.25, per ton. Then there was a sudden jump, followed by years of decline and then by the years of steady maintenance of prices. The increase in the efficiency of the mining, as reflected by the rapid growth in the product per man per annum, is striking. THE FURNACE CAPACITY AND STEEL PLANTS. An enumeration of the blast furnace plants and their capacity in Lorraine and Luxemburg, and of those in French territory, will give one a clear insight into the magnitude of the industry. The first numbers are those selected to locate the plants on the map given last week, the numbers of dots in the circles indicating the number of completed furnaces, while those in half circles denote those in course of construction. Basic Bessemer plants are also located by a symbol. Beginning with Lorraine, we have: Planned and necessary to completion of Bessemer plant, t To deliver molten iron to Loth. H. A. V. Aumetz-Friede. t Leased to the Zeehe Kaiser-Friedrich. Deducting the idle furnaces at Ars and making allowance for the blowing out of an occasional furnace for repairs, we have a capacity working of 4000 tons per day, and a capacity in course of construction and planned of fully 1800 tons per day, which means an annual capacity of very close to 2.000,000 metric tons, the estimates for individual furnaces being rather below the figures placed by furnace managers. It will be observed that a...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236503236
  • 9781236503237