I made a visit to Rankin in December, my previous visits were years before, in the early 2000\’s. A lot had changed at the site since then, it is under redevelopment now, a heritage site with a lot of commercial sites being developed adjacent to the old blast furnaces.
Handles used for raising and lowering the skimmers that divert slag to the slag pots when the blast furnace is tapped. For a full read on how a blast furnace works <a href=\”http://www.steel.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=How_Steel_is_Made&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=12305\”>check this link. </a>