The removal of hot slag from our customers' sites involves our employees and assets working near extremely hot materials. The assets are subject to this harsh environment and need periodic planned maintenance and unplanned maintenance interjections by our dedicated AM&M teams. On one customer site in Europe, the hot slag is extracted from a deep pit through the use of a hot work excavator driven by a Harsco employee. As the excavator is close to the pit wall the cabin is exposed to temperatures > 500ºC during the operation. The extreme heat is unpleasant for the operator and causes the excavator cabin screen to crack, regularly causing asset downtime and potential delays to the service.