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  • 1) Operates battery of gas-fired stoves to supply heated airblast to blast furnace: Turns gas valves and ignites burners in combustion chamber of stove, using torch.

  • 2) Observes temperature records, and moves controls to close gas and chimney valves when heat inside stove reaches specified temperature.

  • 3) Opens valves on stove allowing air from blowing engine to pass through hot-blast stove into furnace.

  • 4) Adjusts stove controls to maintain specified temperature of airblast.

  • 5) Alternates operation among stoves in battery to provide continuous blast of hot air.

  • 6) Cleans carbon and dirt from flues to prevent internal explosions.

  • 7) Inspects cooling and washing equipment for leaks.

  • 8) Assists furnace crew in casting hot metal and flushing slag from furnace.




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DOT:   512.382-014

Job Number: 9988