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.
Open-hearth furnace plant
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
3. iron ladles in open-hearth shop
4. Old wall hearth plant
7. Over time, the roof sprung a leak and now the old open-hearth shop has become more like a greenhouse
8. A huge cast iron bath
9. Here, I found a book that speaks volumes ...
10. Powerful fan
11. Roof Martynov shop
12. Blast Furnace
13. The technological input into the blast furnace
14. The complex unit of blast furnace
15. These pipes supplied water for cooling the blast furnace
16. The territory of the plant. Circular device, overgrown with grass, the purpose I do not know
17. Technological door at the top of the blast furnace
18. Here is the blast furnace plant factory museum
19. Powerful cables to supply the ore and coke
20. View from the blast furnaces. City pond and Fox Mountain
21. Workshops metallurgical plant
22. At the forefront of the energy department and the right - rolling mill
23. Blast furnace is very high, more than 60 meters
25. Farther brick chimney for removing combustion products
26. The mechanism probably served to feed ore in a blast furnace
27. The view from the very top of the blast furnace
28. The pipe rolling mill
29. The power plant
30. Most likely the tank in which the gas was
32. The pipe for the exhaust gas emitted during operation of the blast furnace
33. Close-up gear ...
34. ... for rotating bucket
35. channel for discharging molten iron
36. The channel made of refractory bricks
37. The molten iron was poured into special iron ladles
38. Now a water bucket
39. The conveyor for ore supply
40. Inside the blast furnace shop
41. The water supply pipe
42. Details of some mechanism that will never earn
43. Wheel dam
45. The dimensions are impressive
46. iron ladles
47. Another bucket
48. Boiler room