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Name: Tevin K.
Status: Other
Age: 40s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: April 2002

What is the container that holds liquid steel made of?

I do 'oknow the exact answer to this question, but I can present some relevant facts. The melting point of steel (Fe) is 2500 F. Obviously the container must melt at a higher temperature. Various metals and alloys satisfy this condition:

wrought iron - 2750 F
Chromium - 2939 F
Cobalt - 2696 F
Iridium - 4260 F
Vanadium - 3128 F
Tungsten - 6152 F

I suspect it is made of some alloy of steel containing chromium. It could also be made of steel lined with carbon.

Best, Dick Plano

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