Charging and tapping a blast furnace for making steel during World War II (WWII)
United States USA Date:1943 Duration:2 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The raw materials used in manufacturing of steel are carried by ore cranes and transfer cars, into a blast furnace, to be smelted. Steel workers drill out the clay tap plug, tapping the blast furnace, and molten iron runs out into runners in floor, amidst flame, smoke and fumes. A technician reads the temperature of the pour using an optical pyrometer.The molten iron creates flames, smoke and fumes as it progresses to empty into a large specially designed rail car, pulled by a locomotive.
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