Details of the next smelt listed in the sidebar in “What’s On”
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The pictures below were taken at our smelt in October 2012.
There have been further smelts during 2013-19, at the Pippingford site, experimenting with different sizes of tuyeres and blowing rates. We have been operating with 2 tuyeres, opposite each other, with a total blowing rate of about 15litres/second, using an electric blower. This blowing rate would be quite hard work using our two hand bellows.
Reports of the 2019 Smelting experiments will be posted soon.
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Summary The Ore Ore Preparation The Furnace The Smelt The Bloom Comparison with Ancient Slags Limitations in Analysis References Pictures