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Basic Oxygen Furnace

Air Products offers a variety of gas-based technologies and equipment plus a full line of industrial gases, including argon, nitrogen and oxygen, to help you with your basic oxygen furnace (BOF) operations. We offer a wide range of technologies including slag splashing and bottom stirring systems. Our industry specialists can help you evaluate your technology options whether you are looking to increase yield, reduce refining times or trying to extend refractory campaigns.

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Argon

Argon is used for tuyere shrouding in a Q-BOP and also to bottom stir the metal, increasing mixing and reducing heat times.

Argon is used for tuyere shrouding in a Q-BOP and also to bottom stir the metal, increasing mixing and reducing heat times.

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Bottom Stirring Technology

By injecting gases through the bottom of the vessel, mixing is greatly enhanced which enables reduced heat times and increased metal yields. Net savings on the order of $1 per ton of hot metal are well documented.

By injecting gases through the bottom of the vessel, mixing is greatly enhanced which enables reduced heat times and increased metal yields. Net savings on the order of $1 per ton of hot metal are well documented.

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