The Death of the Blast Furnace?

By: Erik Kane | On: October 30, 2018

I was born and raised in the heart of the Great Lakes region, where steel used to reign supreme.  When I think of a steel mill I get images

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Metal Alloys: Terminators to Hoses

By: Erik Kane | On: July 17, 2018

Remember when we all wondered how the T-1000 was able to liquefy, shapeshift, and repair itself in Terminator 2 back in 1991?  We’re told in the film that this

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Tuyere Cooling Hoses in Ironmaking

By: Erik Kane | On: November 22, 2017

Wait…How Do You Say It? Let’s address the most obvious question first: tuyere is pronounced “tweer.” For anyone not familiar with the metals industry, you don’t want to repeat my

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Types of Expansion Devices

By: Frank Caprio | On: August 24, 2016

Many types of expansion devices are used in industrial applications. Why are they necessary? As piping systems heat and cool, they experience changes in length caused by thermal expansion

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