Reducing furnace

(Metal.) a furnace for reducing ores.

See also: Reducing

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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One example would be the addition of a new in-line degassing/fluxing box downstream of an existing melting furnace with the objective of reducing furnace fluxing.
Suitable for nitrogen, hydrogen, vacuum and mixtures of endogas and reducing furnace atmospheres, Kanthal Super elements are ready made for use in production and laboratory furnaces in the glass, steel, electronics, ceramics and heat treatment industries.
Reducing furnace set temperatures during non-operating times will produce direct savings in both melt loss and energy consumption.