Steel; Its History, Manufacture, Properties, and Uses

Steel; Its History, Manufacture, Properties, and Uses

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...fired by Vicars' mechanical appliance. The Rhymney Steel Works.--These are among the latest, as the Barrow were among the earliest, works of the kind erected in the United Kingdom. They are thus described by Mr. Richard Laybourne, M. Inst. C.E., Past-President of the South Wales Institute of Mining Engineers. "The plant, having been erected for the purpose of converting old ironworks, and adapting them to the manufacture of steel, the arrangement was somewhat controlled by the situation of the blast furnaces it was intended to use for the process, and also by the extent of ground available. It was erected for the purpose of making steel by the direct process, that is by taking the molten iron direct from the blast furnaces and submitting it to the process of conversion on the Bessemer system, instead of running it into pigs and then 'Transactions of South Wales Institute of Euginocra, ' Session 1877-78. remelting them in an air furnace or cupola, the method until very recently most usually adopted. "In laying out the works it was considered desirable to take tho opportunity of getting rid of the tramways, which covered the ground like a network and were worked by horses, substituting in their place ordinary narrow-gauge (4 feet 8 inches) railways, to be worked exclusively by locomotive engines. On examination the ground was found to be an old cinder tip, upon a shelving substratum of retentive clay with boulders. The site was effectively drained by a main culvert to the river, with branches; these are constructed of the egg-shaped section, of bricks laid in mortar made with hydraulic lime. Above these drains are culverts or subways, in which are placed the hydraulic and blast pipes. "More uniform results being obtained by mixing the...show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 658g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631420
  • 9781236631428