Basic Oxygen Furnace

Suggested as far back as 1856 by Sir Henry Bessemer, the Basic Oxygen process of steelmaking consisted of blowing high purity oxygen onto the surface of a bath, or mixture of scrap metal and molten pig iron. The… Read More

CF&I and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic

Discovered in the early spring, a strain of the deadly Spanish Influenza virus quickly swept the world in 1918, killing an estimated 50 million people. The doctors at that time knew little about the prevention or cure for… Read More