150 years of the Shelton Works - page 29
|A quicker steelmaking
method was needed, which could be successful in small units. The most
common system then in use was the Austrian LD system.
Shelton didn't choose that, but went instead for its Swedish 'cousin', the Kaldo, and became one of the only plants in the country to do so.
Two Kaldo converters, each with a
nominal capacity of 55 tones, were installed, and each could make a
charge on about three-quarters of an hour.
But it was the method of taking the
molten metal away from the steelplant which made Shelton unique.