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Report - Stanton Iron Works live Mk III

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Tony S, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Tony S

    Tony S 28DL Full Member
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    There have been a few threads on this. To be honest this is part of a project I’m putting together for an engineering site. But I think you’ll enjoy it.

    The ones of you that got in to the plant after closure all missed this bit, mainly because it was on its way to Spain by then.

    Iron once produced needs to be corrected to the right temperature for casting. This is done in the induction furnace.

    The heart of it is this, the inductor, it’s like a transformer but the secondary winding is molten iron.


    Lets see the “beast” in action.

    First it has to be charged with molten iron.



    The lid would then be closed by being swung in to position and lowered by the wish-bone as you can see.


    With the lid closed the iron can be heated to the temperature we needed for casting. When at the required temperature is reached the power is lowered to about .6MW to keep it nice and warm.

    To get iron out the whole furnace is tilted towards the pouring spout. It’s a bit like a teapot spout where the iron is drawn off under the slag. This also shows the “beast” in all its glory.


    Samples have to be taken for analysis. Anyone fancy the job?




    To follow this I’m putting together an article on the Cupola furnace. Don’t hold you’re breath I don’t move fast.
    #1 Tony S, Dec 4, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012

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