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  • 1) Operates oxygen furnace and auxiliary equipment from pulpit to produce specified types of steel: Moves controls to position furnace for charging operation.

  • 2) Observes temperature gauges and recorders, and moves controls to position oxygen lance and regulate flow of oxygen through lance onto charge.

  • 3) Sets weight indicator gauge according to specified amount of additives to be added to charge.

  • 4) Starts automatic weighing machine that releases additives, such as fluorspar, lime, and alloys, from bins onto conveyor leading to chute over furnace.

  • 5) Moves lever to release additives from chute into furnace.

  • 6) Moves controls to adjust position of oxygen lance in furnace, regulate oxygen flow, or adjust hood draft when sparking or slopping of charge occurs or furnace overheats.

  • 7) Moves controls to position transfer car, carrying ladle and slag pots, under taphole and to tilt furnace for tapping operation.

  • 8) Records operation data.




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DOT:   512.382-010

Job Number: 7058