Industrial Inferno

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In a steel mill, 40 tonnes of steel just got melted by giant electrodes.

Molten Steel

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A few months ago, I had the opportunity to visit a steel mill and this was one of the most impressive things I have seen. In this picture, we see some giant electrodes plunging down a furnace containing nearly 40 tonnes of molten steel, using as much electricity as a medium town when then start the process to bring the pile of scrap metal to 1200 degrees Celsius. A sight to behold.