Hello! My name is Sergey, I am from Navashino, the Nizhegorodsk region. This was my workday, April, 2nd, at the metallurgical plant. I control work of equipment where steel is melted. I work at the casting and milling complex in Vyksa. After work I spend all my time to take care of our household, a mini-paultry farm and other animals…
Wake up at 5-15
These guys, aged 12 days only, are to be fed first
Leaving home, to Vyksa – 19 km
Territory of the plant. It’s forbidden to photograph here.
I go to the work shop
Arc-furnace shop where I work. Here they melt steel to get a hard mould of it. Then these moulds will be rolled down into a thin metal sheet. Later such sheets are turned into rolls. It’s a coiled stock where various pipes are produced.
Every morning starts with a conference. We have 12 employees in our department. We control hydraulic equipment in the shop, repair it.
We get a task but we should go round all the equipment first. My task for today is to check pressure in one of the checkpoints.
I start from the arc steel furnace section. Here steel is melted. The temperature in the furnace may reach 1600 C. All equipment and units work with help of hydraulics.
I examine the equipment. These are electric motors that rotate pressure pumps. I check the pressure with help of manometers.
Control station where all information about work of the equipment may be checked. I make necessary notes about readiness of the equipment.
All production is automated, people just control the process. Here is what operators can see.
Emergency kiln inclination control point. The steel founder lets the steel pour out…
It fills the bucket.
“Furnace-bucket” section. Here we make a necessary type of steel by adding some components to it. These are electrodes driven by hydraulics.
Hydro-room. Here i should also check all the equipment and manometers data. I also must check pressure in this section.
See the data on the screen and make notes in the journal
I get the first call for today. There are some claimss about the hydraulic equipment work from non-stop founding operators. I go there.
I make necessary observations trying to find out what equipment is faulty.
Going to the operators to ask them what problems they have.
They have noticed some changes in the data of electric sensors and started to doubt if a hydraulic cylinder works normally.
I show them that no errors have occured and they continue their work.
Time to rest a bit.
Then – inspection of a hydraulic pump
Preparing sealing rings for replacement
I have to go to two more areas today – to the section of segments and a crystallizer check and the section of a lime kiln. Have to check if equipment there is in good condition.
I give hydraulic liquid to the equipment, make sure that there are no spills and make notes in aspecial journal.
Going to the lime kiln area. There is much hydraulic equipment there too.
The plant is like a little city, all moving is according to the traffic rules!
The equipment I have to check is 40m high.
Inspecting the equipment
Ask an operator if he has any claims
My shift will end at 3-30
And soon I go home
There is more snow than it was in February
I am home, put the car into the garage
Nobody cares how hard it was today at work, everyone is hungry!
Karolina is going to become a mother soon
I have to mix various grains for the poultry
Here they are
Ducks are in a separate place cause we are waiting for a brood
Incubator. We have to control the temperature and humidity in it.
Fedor is the last one to eat. He’s 15 years old and he likes fresh fish and eggs.
Time to eat ourselves
And check homework
And soon we all go to sleep. The next day will be full of work too.