direct-arc furnace

direct-arc furnace

[də¦rekt ¦ärk ‚fər·nəs]
(engineering)
A furnace in which a material in a refractory-lined shell is rapidly heated to pour temperature by an electric arc which goes directly from electrodes to the material.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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