Asked in History of Europe, History of Science
When was the bessemer steel process invented?
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. ...
What role did the bessemer process have on the steel industry?
The Bessemer process decreased the money and labor needed to make steel.
Asked in Inventions, Industries and Professions
What did Henry Bessemer do for the steel industry?
Henry Bessemer invented the Bessemer Process and Bessemer Converter. The Bessemer Process was the first inexpensive industrial process for the mass-production of steel from molten pig iron. The key principle was removal of impurities from the iron by blowing air through the melt to cause oxidation of the impurities. ...
How did the Bessemer process make suspension bridges possible?
The Bessemer process produced the lightweight steel needed to build a suspension bridge. ...
Asked in Pittsburgh
What did the development of the Bessemer process do to the cities of Gary Cleveland and Pittsburgh?
The Bessemer Process made Gary, Cleveland and Pittsburgh centers of steel manufacturing. ...
Asked in Manufacturing
What important product did the bessemer process produce?
The Bessemer process was the first inexpensive industrial process for the mass production of steel from molten pig iron before the development of the open hearth furnace. ...
Asked in History
What do you think was the most important effect of the bessemer process?
The most important effect of the Bessemer process at the time was its reduction in cost. The decrease in the manufacturing process of steel per long ton was huge. ...