Hot Rolling Mill

The slabs cool outside before being reheated in the reheat furnace. The slab (210 mm thick and weighing over 10 tonnes) is then transferred into the reversing rougher mill and is reduced in thickness with each pass. The steel is rolled down to about 25 mm when it is coiled in the coil box (to retain heat). It then passes through the finishing mills to achieve its final thickness. The steel is water cooled and coiled ready for further processing.