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The Design and Construction of the New Basic-Bessemer Plant at Port Talbot

A brief outline of the basic-Bessemer converter process is given to illustrate the close connection between plant and structure in a modern steelworks of this kind. Special features of the foundations and building, such as the shape and construction of the roof, crane girders, platform block and telpher system are described, followed by notes on the use made of welding and high-strength pre-stressed bolts and the method of gantry rail fixing. An account of the erection sequence and anti-corrosion treatment is also given. J. W. P. Jaffé

Author(s): Jaffe, J W P

Keywords: industrial buildings;port talbot, wales;steel works;design;construction work;foundations;roofs;crane beams;erecting;corrosion protection;welding;bolts