Abandoned Steel Plant

Writes Vitkaravan:

Today, we go with you to the city of Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk region in the Metallurgical Plant named after Kuibyshev. More precisely, before there was a factory, but now it is frozen in the history of metal, a huge open-air museum. I've been here for four hours and it was getting dark already, but this seemed not enough to explore all the details, because the area of ​​large, multiple departments, blast furnaces and the surrounding area with wagons and buckets.

The plant was built on the banks of the pond of the city near Mount Fox in 1975. Initially, it was Demidov iron-smelting plant zheleznodelatelny and later in the Soviet time the factory expanded to Kuibyshev plant here, as before, the iron produced. In 1989, the plant was closed, and so there was plant open air museum.
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Open-hearth furnace plant

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When you're inside the plant - it is impressive scale and complexity of the processes that took place. Here you can see the powerful parts of enormous size, large-diameter pipes and a variety of metal structures.

About the destination of most of mechanisms and devices can only guess. Let steelmakers correct me if I'm somewhere made a mistake in the description.

One of the most interesting places is the old plant Open-hearth shop - where smelted iron. Currently, open-hearth furnaces have never used them to replace other technology of iron.

Another interesting place - Blast furnace plant, blast furnaces that rises above all other buildings. Domain shop and pipe painted in orange and can be seen from afar. In the blast furnace coke is fed (solid fuel) and ore using special lifting mechanisms. Then followed by heat treatment. And the output is iron, which is removed through special channels in the hot-metal bowls.

2. Open-hearth shop, well preserved

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3. iron ladles in open-hearth shop

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4. Old wall hearth plant

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5. jib

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6. Ladle

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7. Over time, the roof sprung a leak and now the old open-hearth shop has become more like a greenhouse

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8. A huge cast iron bath

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9. Here, I found a book that speaks volumes ...

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10. Powerful fan

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11. Roof Martynov shop

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12. Blast Furnace

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13. The technological input into the blast furnace

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14. The complex unit of blast furnace

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15. These pipes supplied water for cooling the blast furnace

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16. The territory of the plant. Circular device, overgrown with grass, the purpose I do not know

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17. Technological door at the top of the blast furnace

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18. Here is the blast furnace plant factory museum

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19. Powerful cables to supply the ore and coke

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20. View from the blast furnaces. City pond and Fox Mountain

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21. Workshops metallurgical plant

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22. At the forefront of the energy department and the right - rolling mill

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23. Blast furnace is very high, more than 60 meters

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24. Cables

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25. Farther brick chimney for removing combustion products

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26. The mechanism probably served to feed ore in a blast furnace

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27. The view from the very top of the blast furnace

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28. The pipe rolling mill

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29. The power plant

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30. Most likely the tank in which the gas was

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32. The pipe for the exhaust gas emitted during operation of the blast furnace

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33. Close-up gear ...

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34. ... for rotating bucket

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35. channel for discharging molten iron

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36. The channel made of refractory bricks

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37. The molten iron was poured into special iron ladles

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38. Now a water bucket

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39. The conveyor for ore supply

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40. Inside the blast furnace shop

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41. The water supply pipe

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42. Details of some mechanism that will never earn

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43. Wheel dam

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45. The dimensions are impressive

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46. ​​iron ladles

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47. Another bucket

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48. Boiler room

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