Story: Pulp and paper, aluminium and steel industries

Oxygen lancing (1st of 2)

This video shows the process of ‘oxygen lancing’ in steel making. A pipe pumping pure oxygen is used to clear slag (waste) near the outlet of the smelter vessel, so that liquid iron can flow freely.

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Video by LEARNZ with the assistance of New Zealand Steel Ltd and the Ministry of Education

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Megan Cook, 'Pulp and paper, aluminium and steel industries - Steel', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010