Kulturinsel Phoenix-See mit Thomas-Konverter

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  • Michael

    Kulturinsel Phoenixsee with Thomas converterThe Thomas converter, popularly known as Thomas bulb, is a remnant of the steelworks formerly on the site of today's Phoenix Lake. The Thomas pear is today on the so-called "cultural island" on the lake. Here are various events to take place. From the slightly offshore island visitors have a good view of the "harbor" and the lake area.
    Some seats offer possibility to rest here.

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    • June 7, 2017

  • Gastradler

    Great view of the Phoenix Lake.

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    • June 9, 2017

  • Traveler

    The pear-shaped 68 ton Thomas Converter, since 2010 a monument on a little island in the small man-made Phoenix lake at the site of the former Phoenix steel plant, was used until 1964 to refine and pour molten steel into moulds. The Thomas process was replaced by a better method at the end of the 1960s fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proc%C3%A9d%C3%A9_Thomas

    • December 27, 2016

  • 🚴 TeutoRadler

    The Thomas converter is still from the old steelworks

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    • February 18, 2017

  • Traveler

    The pear-shaped 68 ton Thomas Converter, since 2010 a monument on a little island in the small man-made Phoenix lake at the site of the former Phoenix steel plant, was used until 1964 to refine and pour molten steel into moulds. The Thomas process was replaced by a better method at the end of the 1960s fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proc%C3%A9d%C3%A9_Thomas

    • December 27, 2016

  • Edwin

    Great bike path around the lake

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    • July 4, 2018

  • deti801

    The Thomas process is in itself only a slight modification of the Bessemer process, for which only the lining of the converter had to be converted to dolomite and a plant for lime addition had to be purchased. Almost all German metallurgical plants therefore started experiments in disused Bessemer converters at the beginning of the 1880s in order to be able to evaluate the new procedure or to register bypass patents. On behalf of Gustave Léon Pastor and Josef Massenez, the Rheinische Stahlwerke and the Hörder Bergwerks- und Hütten-Verein jointly bought the patent rights for Germany and licensed them to other German smelters, but above all to the Lorraine smelting works, which rely on rich phosphorus Minette deposits sat.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • May 16, 2017

  • Rui

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    • April 13, 2019

  • Rui

    Beautiful bike path around the lake separated to the pedestrians, culinary great choice!

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    • September 8, 2019

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Location: Ruhr Region, Münster District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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