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  • 1) Taps blast furnace to fill ladles with molten metal: Drills taphole preparatory to tapping, using power hand drill.

  • 2) Positions splasher plate in front of taphole to prevent splashing of metal when furnace is tapped.

  • 3) Guides point of oxygen lance into drilled taphole to tap furnace.

  • 4) Opens gates and shutters to direct flow of molten iron onto runners and into ladles.

  • 5) Plugs taphole after ladles are filled, using mud gun.

  • 6) Assists other workers in breaking up and removing slag from runners, relining runners with sand, clay, and refractory mixture, and drying relined runners.

  • 7) Repairs or replaces defective tuyeres, blowpipes, and boshplates in furnace, using handtools.




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Job Number: 835