Praxair signs fifth CoJet technology licensing agreement


Praxair announced it has signed a licensing agreement with WCI Steel, an integrated flat-rolled steel producer, for use of the company’s patented CoJet gas injection system in their basic oxygen furnace.

WCI Steel has two 180-ton vessels that can produce up to two million tons of steel a year in a wide variety of carbon, alloy and high-strength chemistries. The installation of the CoJet gas injection technology is scheduled for the first quarter of 2006.

Praxair metals technologies vice president, Charlie Messina, said: The CoJet system has been proven to provide integrated steel producers with significant metallurgical benefits and productivity improvements.

Praxair spokesman Jon Lee, added: “The CoJet gas injection system is a state-of-the-art oxygen injection technology that can help steel mills lower their costs while improving their productivity.

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