Definition of arc furnace in English:

arc furnace

Syllabification: arc fur·nace


  • A furnace that uses an electric arc as a heat source, especially for steelmaking.
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    • Silicon dioxide (silica, the compound that forms quartz, glass, and beach sand) is melted with charcoal in an arc furnace to reduce it to elemental silicon.
    • Most titanium investment cast parts are made with the vacuum arc remelting technique, which uses a vacuum arc furnace to melt a portion of a titanium electrode into a water - cooled copper crucible.
    • The highest values were detected in personal samples from the handling of molten metal by the arc furnace.

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