indirect-arc furnace

indirect-arc furnace

[‚in·də′rekt ¦ärk ′fər·nəs]
(engineering)
A refractory-lined furnace in which the burden is heated indirectly by the radiant heat from an electric arc.
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Direct- or indirect-arc furnaces are commonly used to melt cast iron and steel.