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Date: 12/25/21 07:46
What the hell is this? (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, I received these pictures from a friend on the road today. It's about 100 km from here. It's a very heavy and big railroad car. I imagine it is going to a steel plant somewhere.  Have someone seen a thing like this before?

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG









Date: 12/25/21 07:48
Re: What the hell is this? (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Two more.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1






Date: 12/25/21 14:04
Re: What the hell is this? (Brazil)
Author: DKay

Would it be something for the steel mill perhaps.?? Dumping hot waste materials.??
Regards,DK



Date: 12/25/21 14:19
Re: What the hell is this? (Brazil)
Author: mile250

My guess would be part of the coke process, transporting from ovens to point of use. On-site movement of slag is also a possibility. The older ones that I've seen photos of in the U.S. are smaller. But a new plant may use larger versions.



Date: 12/25/21 16:17
Re: What the hell is this? (Brazil)
Author: Ritzville

Very different looking!

Larry



Date: 12/27/21 12:15
Re: What the hell is this? (Brazil)
Author: AZSP

pedrop Wrote:
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> Hi, I received these pictures from a friend on the
> road today. It's about 100 km from here. It's a
> very heavy and big railroad car. I imagine it is
> going to a steel plant somewhere.  Have someone
> seen a thing like this before?

Pedro, check out Thermon.ind.br website. It’s all in Portuguese, so I can’t read it. The photos however show many of their products which are industrial process related and look similar to the devices in your photos. It does not appear to be related to US based Thermon, who makes a variety of heat tracing and similar products

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Date: 12/29/21 19:25
Re: What the hell is this? (Brazil)
Author: jgilmore

mile250 Wrote:
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> My guess would be part of the coke process,
> transporting from ovens to point of use. On-site
> movement of slag is also a possibility. The older
> ones that I've seen photos of in the U.S. are
> smaller. But a new plant may use larger versions.

Yes, hot coke from ovens pushed into this car for a trip to the quencher...

JG

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