It looks like they Photoshopped demons into the fiery furnace photos!
This is a fascinating process, dangerous too.
The femen girls should be put to work there as punishment for their media exposure
Engineering and Machinists PORN!
excellent tour and very well explained, lucky this place didn’t get completely destroyed during the war.
Job only for tough men!
These arc furnaces consume a few dozens of megawatt electric power, as much as a small city! Each electrode delivers current of about 50000Amp, while average house consumption is usually no more than 20A! And transformer to supply such enormous power has the size of a small railway car.
I liked that this plant is quite neat and uses modern technologies, somehow out of the stereotype that all Russian industry dates to Brezniev time.
OMG, I was on the edge of my seat with anxiety while scrolling through the photos because I just knew some of the hot melted metal was going to splash onto a worker’s testicles and rob him of his chance to procreate.
Now I can relax.
You don’t really want to boil your iron. Crucibles and ladles are the proper terms where they’ve been referred to as boilers. Nice plant tour for an operation with an amazing history. Makes a large portion of the American Rust Belt look like a flash in the pan.
Great pictures of the Arc Furnace. I’m from San Manuel where they had Flash Furnace. The whole thing was torn down and moved out of the country. Anyway, my father worked for the company for over 30 years and worked everywhere until they upgraded the furnace to a Flash. Then help build the O2 plant and was the Manager there.
Other then that you got the machining labels wrong as I’m a machinist and have been on for over 17 years.
Starting from the seventh picture is 1960’s lathe controls. Very much still great at doing the job it was design for. Eight:Starting to machine off the rust and to get to a ruff OD. 9th: Can’t tell if he is measuring the OD or using a ultra-sound machine measurement. 10th: A guy bolting the Steady rest. 11th: The Chuck and Saddle..He is machining down the OD on the blank. 12: Another view to his work. 12: Cooling mixture while it looks to be machining the ID of the blank. The rest is pretty much easy to guess.
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