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Kelly predated Bessemer's experiments using refractory lined barrels; of course he was blowing air into molten cast iron to make steel. Blowing pure O2 into molten steel should work but may be quite exciting as the temp will rise as a side effect.

Wouldn't it be extremely much simpler/cheaper to just start with low carbon steel to melt?  Perhaps 1018 would work?  They make some ultra low carbon alloys for extreme malleability work as well.

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Oh it definitely would. I am just looking for ways to control the steel so I could use steel scrap. Oxygen blowing might allow me to salvage messed up melts as well where the steel absorbed carbon from its evironment


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