3 Reinforcement Rods Production

Reinforcement Rods Production

Posted on February 7, 2012 by

Now we want to take you to Yartsevo Foundry which produces reinforcement rods to see how they harden steel there.

Steel is made of iron ore or scrap metal. Yartsevo Foundry uses mostly scrap metal which doesn’t look like something which can be turned into good reinforcement rods of different types.

First of all, they put scrap metal into their electric arc furnace which can contain dozens tons of metal. Then, they melt it. By the way, +1650C is enough to melt anything.

The process of melting is really dramatic and could be described as hell. You can hear unimaginable sounds coming from the furnace, as well as streams of sparks and bursting tongues of flame.

It is better to keep away from the furnace because all kinds of substances can be found in a pile of scrap metal, including explosive material.

Different admixtures which can be found in metal come up to the surface and need to be removed.

They add oxygen and additives into their steel to lower the amount of carbon and homogenize it.

They take samples of steel for examination from time to time.


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3 Responses to “Reinforcement Rods Production”

  1. (r)evolutionist says:

    +1650C is not warm enough to melt a capitalist’s heart (or to warm his hands to release money from them). And steel makers look tough but when the boss asks to see them, they jump like a frightened Chihuahua pup.

  2. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka here.
    Quite a few materials that won’t melt at 1650C.
    Steel is sexier than all of them though.

  3. jeffrey pigden says:

    Among other things, the material they make the furnace out of!

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