Bessemer process

Bessemer process
noun Etymology: Sir Henry Bessemer Date: 1856 a process of making steel from pig iron by burning out carbon and other impurities by means of a blast of air forced through the molten metal

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  • Bessemer process — [bes′ə mər] n. [after Sir Henry Bessemer (1813 98), Eng engineer who developed it] a method of making steel by blasting air through molten pig iron in a large container (Bessemer converter) to burn away the carbon and other impurities …   English World dictionary

  • Bessemer process — Bessemer process. См. Бессемеровский процесс. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Bessemer process — The Bessemer process was the first inexpensive industrial process for the mass production of steel from molten pig iron. The process is named after its inventor, Henry Bessemer, who took out a patent on the process in 1855. The process was… …   Wikipedia

  • Bessemer process — Metall. a process of producing steel, in which impurities are removed by forcing a blast of air through molten iron. [1855 60; after H. BESSEMER] * * * Technique for converting pig iron to steel invented by Henry Bessemer in England in 1856 and… …   Universalium

  • bessemer process — process of producing steel from impure iron by forcing compressed air through molten metal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bessemer process — noun a steel making process, now largely superseded, in which carbon, silicon, and other impurities are removed from molten pig iron by oxidation in a blast of air in a special tilting retort (a Bessemer converter). Origin C19: named after the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bessemer process — /ˈbɛsəmə ˌproʊsɛs/ (say besuhmuh .prohses) noun a process of producing steel, in which impurities are removed by forcing a blast of air through molten iron. {See Bessemer converter} …   Australian English dictionary

  • BESSEMER PROCESS —    See BESSEMER, SIR HENRY …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Bessemer process —  Steelmaking method named after Sir Henry Bessemer (1813–1898), British metallurgist …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Bessemer process — Bes′semer proc ess n. mel a process of producing steel in which impurities are removed by forcing air through molten iron in a refractory lined metal container(Bes′semer convert er) …   From formal English to slang

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