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sprout Started conversation Jul 19, 2005
Got the opportunity to visit an integrated steel plant the other day (Sidmar, in Ghent).
Certainly brought some of your metal pieces to light - particularly the one about the chap pouring the molten steel - it was hot at the 'visitor friendly' distance we were from the blast furnace, I don't even want to think about physically manipulating a container full of the stuff...
An interesting day, anyrate - in case you're wondering my professional interest is in the way that the slags and scrap are regulated - waste/not waste and so on. Lawyer stuff. As we left they gave us a 3kg bag of blast furnace slag, which my wife is now nagging me about. Maybe I'll mix it in the concrete bed for the new patio...
Pinniped Posted Jul 24, 2005
Quite a plant, Sidmar.
Did you see the mills? Impressive hot mill. Formidable cold mill; bit of an industry talking-point with its high-reduction headstand.
(I could go on, you know...)
Never seen the ironworks myself. Know a few guys in slag processing though. Let me know if you need RL contacts.
And Ghent. That's quite a place too.
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