electric-arc furnace

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electric-arc furnace

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(Metallurgy) another name for arc furnace
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Noun1.electric-arc furnace - an electric furnace in which an electric arc provides the source of heat for making steel
electric furnace - any furnace in which the heat is provided by an electric current
steel factory, steel mill, steel plant, steelworks - a factory where steel is made
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(SDK) has started commercial production of 32-inch-diameter graphite electrodes, the largest size on the world market, for use in electric-arc furnaces for steel production.
Graphite electrodes are used mainly in electric-arc furnaces that melt scrap steel for recycling.