Sometimes the Melter really is like a conductor directing an orchestra of men that have to work together to safely and successfully make a heat. Here the melter directs the ladle cran as to exactly where to place the ladle. Next to him is the hopper with fluxing, "killing" and alloying additions which will be dumped into the ladle.
So, it's over.
The steel mill where I've worked for 22 years has closed the "melt shop" where now steel is made by melting scrap and refining it into new and better steel grades. No more.
I went in early AM to catch the last heat melted and followed it down the line.
Most photos taken with the Fujifilm X100S and some with a Fujifilm X-M1 and Fujinon 35mm f/1.4.
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