Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

‘Casting’ is the first mini steel foundry in Kazakhstan. It is situated in the city of Pavlodar. We are used to the fact that a steel foundry is a huge enterprise producing tons of products. Pavlodar’s ‘Casting’ disproves the case. So, welcome to this artificial hell!

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

‘Casting’ occupies several rather compact departments.

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Here they melt ferrous metal. In the photo you see how they put metal into their arc steel-smelting furnace. It looks fantastic! The fire almost reaches the ceiling!

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

This is an arc steel-smelting furnace, it is electric.

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Its yearly production capacity is 1.2 million tons. Scrap metal makes 95% of its raw material and 5% are different additives.

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Temperature in the furnaces reaches +1,500C!

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

They are about to melt a T-1000.

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

After the scrap metal is melted, it goes into a casting machine.

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

They pour liquid steel into a water-cooled form called crystallizer.

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

When the upper layers of the ingot harden and the inner part is liquid, they crystallize it again to make it hard all over.

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

They try to make its structure uniform.

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell

Their produce includes wires, reinforcement rods and other metal-roll. A quater of what they produce is iron ingots used in seamless pipes production.

Location: Pavlodar

via russos

4 thoughts on “Mini Steel Foundry Or Artificial Hell”

  1. Nice,these pictures of an electric(induction)melting pot…and then almost all scrap metal…that’s good business for a poor standard country.

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