RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR IRON STEEL SECTOR MINISTRY OF STEEL, GOVT. OF INDIA STEEL MELTING SHOP Doc. No: SG/39 Rev no. : 00 Effective Date: 1. OBJECTIVE: Steel Melting Shop (SMS) receives Hot Metal (HM) from Ironmaking units and converts it into various grades of Steel and casts them into Slabs, Blooms, Billets, Beam blanks, Rounds and thin slab HR coils. .
mixture of copper ore, charcoal and iron ore to act as a flux. It was blown for several hours by foot or hand bellows. By the end of the smelt the copper had separated from the slag, which was tapped off. SOURCE Robert Raymond,Out of tfre Fjery Furnace (University Park, PA The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1986)