Fabricating Charging Buckets For Specialty Steel Manufacturing

Fabricating Charging Buckets For Specialty Steel Manufacturing

The Rose Corporation has extensive experience fabricating charging buckets for steel manufacturers.

Charging buckets are used to load scrap into an electric arc furnace. Charging buckets are sized by volume and diameter. A charging bucket is transported by an overhead crane using its main hook. It uses a special lifting bale that is opened and closes by a second auxiliary hook. A charging bucket must be sized so that it fits inside the top ring of an electric arc furnace.

The buckets are designed for an even spread of scrap over the bed of the furnace. Constructed of heavy steel plate, bars, and rolled shapes. Bottom doors, fabricated of dished plate allow the bucket to sit on the floor without special auxiliary supports.

Each charging bucket required an average of 70 hours welding, 50 hours of fitting, and 40 hours of machining each.