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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 1/27/2006 6:03:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 9:27:23 PM EDT by superdav]
The pics and video were taken by our camera at work it has no sound and is not a very good quality, it is used for reveiwing incidents like this but you get a good idea that this process is a mean beast.

What you are seeing is called a sticker breakout on a thin slab continuous caster, a breakout is a loss of containment in the slab, the slab "sticks" in a small spot in the mold and tears that spot away and when it exits the mold the part that "stuck" is either to thin to contain the liquid steel in the slab or has not solidified with the rest of the "shell" resulting in the liquid steel flowing out the hole and mixing with the water spraying on the slab hence "sticker breakout" (water expands at a rate of about 700 times, 1 gallon=700gallons steam) the water is trapped in the liquid steel and instantly turned to steam throwing the steel everywhere in the chamber igniting oil and grease in the machine for your veiwing pleasure and increasing my bloodpressure and stress, enjoy. This occurs on average about twice a week. About 85% of the breakouts occur on high carbon steels 1015 to 1035. No one was hurt and we rarely are BUT our drawers tend to get soiled occasionally.

Here is the video the pics below were taken from
media.putfile.com/Breakout84



This is a better picture of what you are looking at

























Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:10:53 AM EDT
If this is fairly common,why put a seat right in the line of fire?

Just wondering.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:12:19 AM EDT
Your job is HOT!
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:13:44 AM EDT
I noticed the hole already burned into the seat.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:13:59 AM EDT
20 years investment casting foundry here…Pour steel for 7

Been there. Last year we had an 1800lb air pour mold unzip once filled. Those guys ran just like you did…2700°F steel can be mighty intimidating…Glad you are all right
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:14:11 AM EDT
So basically you're seeing what happens in my bathroom every morning...I love jalapenos!
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:18:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PinPointOne:
If this is fairly common,why put a seat right in the line of fire?

Just wondering.



We have to tend the mold by picking out the rope that forms at the top of it and there is a computer panel on the right that controls everything
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:21:07 PM EDT
Superdave,

I hope you are paid a TON of money for that kind of work.

I wouldn't do it for any amount of $$$.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:23:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
Superdave,

I hope you are paid a TON of money for that kind of work.

I wouldn't do it for any amount of $$$.



No overtime and you'll make 80k
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:42:00 PM EDT
tg
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:53:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By superdav:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
Superdave,

I hope you are paid a TON of money for that kind of work.

I wouldn't do it for any amount of $$$.



No overtime and you'll make 80k



Bing in the same industry for 20 years it just gets into your blood. The casting business is cool with some many variables. I leave someday but now now; business is good. $100+K last year!!!
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 9:27:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OrARGB:

Originally Posted By superdav:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
Superdave,

I hope you are paid a TON of money for that kind of work.

I wouldn't do it for any amount of $$$.



No overtime and you'll make 80k



Bing in the same industry for 20 years it just gets into your blood. The casting business is cool with some many variables. I leave someday but now now; business is good. $100+K last year!!!



Hopefully it will stay good and I'll be leaving BEFORE retirement age
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 9:38:56 PM EDT
I would NOT be sitting in a seat with my feet up if I were working at that machine!
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 9:47:45 PM EDT
your ass
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 10:05:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 10:07:14 PM EDT by superdav]
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 10:10:34 PM EDT
I'm having the weirdest case of deja vu with this thread.. You sure you haven't posted this before?
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 11:44:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:
I'm having the weirdest case of deja vu with this thread.. You sure you haven't posted this before?



Somthing similar, these pics and video are new from last month, we upgraded our video capture system and now we can pull stills off of it.
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