reverberatory furnace

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reverberatory furnace

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A furnace or kiln in which radiant heat from the burning fuel is reflected downward from the roof onto the material under treatment.

reverberatory furnace

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(Metallurgy) a metallurgical furnace having a curved roof that deflects heat onto the charge so that the fuel is not in direct contact with the ore
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Noun1.reverberatory furnace - a furnace in which the material that is being treated is heated indirectly by flames that are directed at the roof and walls of the furnace
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
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These were later replaced by hotter, less wasteful, reverberating furnaces, fuelled by coal mined near Tan Hill Inn (at 1,732ft the highest in England).
The plant also operates two reverberating furnaces to melt aluminum scrap and produces deoxidizing products.