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Report - Stanton Iron Works in action

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Tony S, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Tony S

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    There's been quite a few threads about Stanton Iron Works so I thought I'd show a few photographs of it working



    Charging iron in to the electric furnace. The naughty boys aren't using the coffin launder.


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    Doing it right this time. The coffin launder stopped the refactory lining of the furnace being damaged.
    If you look close the far crane (West Wellman) has the original 170T beam, while the nearer (East Wellman)
    has a newer 70T beam.
    The forground is the banjo launder filling a shaking ladle


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    Charging a ladle ready to be taken to Stanhope furnaces


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    Iron leaves the cupola via the tap hole then in to this contraption, the banjo launder. It can swivel to direct
    iron to one of the two shaking ladles that would be on station


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    Scrap handling cranes.


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    A shaking ladle being returned from the repair shop, the loco is Ken.
     
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    This is the only shot of the main melting shop I can find at the moment

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    Pig casting plant crane feeders
    The notice says danger men working. Don’t know how long they were working on the cranes but the plant was demolished over 20 years ago


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    Pig casting plant feeders


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    The gubbins inside the panel. A 1000A rectifier



    These are from where I served my apprenticeship ICI’s (Now Buxton lime Industries) Tunstead quarry

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    The last of the 4 RB150’s


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    You had to be a suicidal maniac to work on this stuff live. 550V hurts
     
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    If any of you intrepid guys fancy another look at the Wellman cranes I wouldnt advise it it looks downright dodgy up there

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    I was hoping to get involved in dismantling them, but my mate would only offer Mason & Brown scrap value. he was told to go and multiply :mad:
     
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