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Blast Furnace 5

Did you know that …

... Blast Furnace 5 is today a freely accessible museum? There’s a viewing platform at a height of 70 metres.

... the large crane above the ore bunker complex transported the raw materials needed in the blast furnace every day from the storage bunkers to the day bins?

… a 50x50 cm cube of pig iron weighs one tonne?

... up till 1950 the raw materials were delivered by suspended wagons and vertical elevator to the top of the furnace? From the 1950s this was undertaken by skip cars and diagonal elevator.

... there’s a simple definition to help you understand the difference between iron and steel? Namely: if it doesn’t break under pressure it’s steel, everything else iron.

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