Manufacturing steel using the Bessemer process, during WWII
United States USA Date:1943 Duration:1 min 45 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Manufacture of Steel at the time of war in United States. Bessemer converter seen in tilted position being charged with molten iron from a ladle,under control of crane operator. Bessemer converter operator manipulates lever to cause converter to tilt up and air to blast through the molten iron.This burns excess carbon, silicon and manganese and converts the iron into steel. Molten steel is poured into.molds. which are removed after steel solidifies. Hot ingots are moved on rail cars to a place, where they attain a uniform temperature and are ready for rolling. Ingots stored in pit.
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