Thank you for registering.

One of our academic counsellors will contact you within 1 working day.

Please check your email for login details.
MY CART (5)

Use Coupon: CART20 and get 20% off on all online Study Material

ITEM
DETAILS
MRP
DISCOUNT
FINAL PRICE
Total Price: Rs.

There are no items in this cart.
Continue Shopping

Figure shows a shot tower in Baltimore, Maryland. It was built in 1829 and used to manufacture lead shot pellets by pouring molten lead through a sieve at the top of the tower. The lead pellets solidify as they fall into a tank of water at the bottom of the tower, 230 ft below. What are the advantages of manufacturing shot in this way?

Figure shows a shot tower in Baltimore, Maryland. It was built in 1829 and used to manufacture lead shot pellets by pouring molten lead through a sieve at the top of the tower. The lead pellets solidify as they fall into a tank of water at the bottom of the tower, 230 ft below. What are the advantages of manufacturing shot in this way?

Grade:11

1 Answers

Kevin Nash
askIITians Faculty 332 Points
6 years ago
When molten lead falls from the top of shot tower, they start to cool down gradually during their fall time. The hardness of the lead shots depended upon the cooling effect from the water at the bottom, the air inside the tower, and the height of the tower respectively.
Therefore, the gradual cooling of molten lead made them harder enough for the application and removed the imperfections that would have created in the process of sudden cooling

Think You Can Provide A Better Answer ?

Provide a better Answer & Earn Cool Goodies See our forum point policy

ASK QUESTION

Get your questions answered by the expert for free