"I hover around the work tops with a rumbling stomach and a sampling spoon
, but Barry insists I conform with their strict hygiene rules and hands me a none-too-flattering hairnet and white, starched overall.
This can happen if there is undissolved graphite in the molten iron from a late carbon addition, from a graphite washed sampling spoon
or from a cold melter that has not yet reached high enough temperatures to dissolve the carbon addition.
Using a sterile glass jar and sampling spoons
, approximately 1.5 kg of slurry was collected from a bay shore at high tide.
In ferrous foundries, the greatest splashing risk occurs toward the end of the melt, when a worker adds ferroalloys or introduces tools such as slag rakes or sampling spoons
into the melt.