Falling into Molten Metal.


Imagine working at a steel mill. You somehow let it a job. It's your first day and you're assigned to the forge. Alright, Let's make some metal. You try to show your expert smithing skills to your coworkers, but Unfortunately you slip and fall into a pool of molten metal.

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Imagine working at a steel mill. You somehow let it a job. It's your first day and you're assigned to the forge. Alright, Let's make some metal. You try to show your expert smithing skills to your coworkers, but Unfortunately you slip and fall into a pool of molten metal.

How could the type of molten metal determine your face? Could the lighten Frost effect help you survive? And what kind of thermal suit could protect you?

The three most common common forms of molten metal are zinc, lead and steel. You might be surprised to learn that both lead and zinc become liquified at temperatures much lower than a typical campfire. Lead becomes molten at around 328 degrees and zinc at 420 degrees. Liquid iron, on the other hand, occurs at a scorching 1535 degrees. If you happen to fall into any of these molten metals, it's going to hurt no matter what.

But is there any way to survive this? Although your chances of staying alive are very slim, you might be able to make it out alive if you got caught in the rain beforehand. Having a wet body might protect you. Well, briefly, this is the light and Frost effect. If a liquid comes in contact with the surface hotter than the liquid boiling point, it will produce a layer of insulating vapor.

This is what causes the skittering effect of water on a hot pan. Because molten metal is so much hotter than the boiling point of water, the outer layer of moisture on your skin would instantly vaporize and create a coating. But this only protects you for a short amount of time. So please don't get any ideas. liquid metal is about seven times denser than the human body.

So if you fell in, you wouldn't think at the very least, someone would see your body before you became forged into an anvil or rolled into some sheet metal. If you had a protective suit on, you could potentially float and wave your way to safety suits. Use in power plants with aluminized. Outer shells reflect 95% of radiant heat and can withstand temperatures of up to 1650 degrees. But these suits only work when exposed to high air temperatures.

If you submerge them in molten metal, well, they would catch fire instantly, cooking you like a baked potato. However, if you happened to upgrade your suit with hafneum carbide, which can withstand temperatures of up to 4000 degrees, you might stand a chance. But even if you managed to climb your way out, there might be repercussions to your health afterwards. Like lead poisoning. Side effects may include an diarrhea, high blood pressure, abdominal pain disorders, and death.

Although falling into a pool of molten metal would be severely painful, our pain receptors overload at temperatures above 60 degrees and become numb. So I guess that's somewhat company we won't get into all the gory details here, but your chances of survival are slim to none. You would be burned to a crisp. Even robots from the future wouldn't stand a chance. So please don't try this at home or well, anywhere. Accidents like these do happen, but can be avoided with proper safety precautions.

 

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