In 1945, in the first edition of his book Steelplant Refractories, the atuhro described the productionandproperties of the princiapl refractories and their application in steelmaking. At the request of The Iron and Steel Institute he produced in 1973 this generally applicable book on the production and properties of refractories, which was followed in 1974 by a second volume Refractories for Iron and Steelmaking (The Institute of Materials Book 155).
The approach which the authro adopts is the result of consultantion over many years with both producers and users.
About Author :
John Hugh Chesters graduated in physics from the University of Sheffield in 1928. His interest in steelmaking ebgan immediately, when he obtained a Metro-politan Vickers scholarship to study the problem of refractory materials in the induction furnance. In 1931 he was awarded his Ph.d. for this work, and in the same year won a Robert Blair Fellowship to do research on refractories at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institute fur Silikatforschung in Berlin.
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