Steelwork: Cooling zone
On the recording one can hear the cooling zone in the hot rolling mill of the Stahlwerk (steelworks) of Thyssen-Krupp in Duisburg. In the hot rolling mill the process of hot rolling is carried out, a metalworking process in steel production: rolling at high temperatures makes possible a significant reduction in thickness. For example, crude steel billets are reshaped into hot-rolled strip (a hot-rolled product with a rectangular cross section and a width of at least 600 mm). In the cooling zone the hot-rolled strip is cooled with water down to the so-called coiling temperature. In the process the sounds of the running conveyor belt and the hissing of evaporating water can be heard.
Sound recordist: Konrad Gutkowski / Marie-Claire Fink
Video recordist: Konrad Gutkowski / Marie-Claire Fink
Photographer: Konrad Gutkowski / Marie-Claire Fink