Definition of electric-arc furnace in English:

electric-arc furnace

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noun

  • A furnace which uses an electric arc as a heat source, especially for steel-making.
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    • A Georgia company has received three new orders for the installation of its patented Chemical Energy Systems for electric-arc furnaces.
    • The plant 40 miles west of Philadelphia produces plate products from scrap in an electric-arc furnace.
    • Temperatures inside an electric arc furnace can rise to 1,800 degrees Celsius.

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