TITLE

Shipworthy

PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;3/2/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the importance of manganese in conversion of iron to steel. Manganese removes impurities such as sulphur and oxygen that can severely degrade the strength and durability of steel. The most famous example of substandard iron being used in place of manganese-hardened steel was in the rivets of the R.M.S. Titanic, which sank in 1912 with the loss of 1,500 lives.
ACCESSION #
37021750

 

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