Story: Iron and steel

Oxygen lancing

This video clip shows a process called oxygen lancing. A pipe pumping pure oxygen is used to clear slag 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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Fleur Templeton, 'Iron and steel - The steel industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2020)

Story by Fleur Templeton, published 12 Jun 2006