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A bay in front of the hearth of a furnace.
A receptacle in front of a hearth to receive the molten products.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a crucible in the lower front part of a cupola, where molten superheated pig iron flowing from the hearth accumulates; when necessary, the pig iron is tapped through a taphole into the ladle. In the casting of large parts, the forehearth ensures even composition of the metal.

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Millis credited Lynchburg Foundry with pioneering the basic cupola, carbide injection in the forehearth and use of the shaking ladle.
To improve refractory life, he suggested that ductile iron foundries: lower operating temperature at metal tapping; minimize galvanized autobody scrap use (zinc penetration in the lining); allow for greater dwell time in forehearth or ladle during desulfurization to collect more slag; submerge Mg during treatment to minimize formation of insoluble MgO; follow proper cold restart procedures when the lining has experienced thermal shock; upgrade SiC level in cupola refractory if there's a severe change in slag chemistry; make late additions to the iron with high-yield ferroalloys or direct wire injection; add SiC to the melt to reduce FeO and MnO (which cause chemical erosion of refractory); and modify sinter chemistry to include more Si by adjusting chemistry or by using a gray iron.
A distributing ladle receives its metal either directly from the cupola spout, melting furnace, forehearth or duplexing furnace.
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Industrial glass forming is a complex sequence of unit processes that includes melting and refining the raw material, cooling and conditioning the molten glass in forehearths, transitioning from a continuous glass stream to discrete gobs in the feeder, and the actual forming processes in the individual section (IS) machine.
Both the Forehearths are LPG fired with KW-81 feeders.