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Electric Arc Furnace

The Production of Steel

TermDefinition
Charge What is put into the furnace
Charging the basket The roof has to move to the side
Carbon Electrodes These conduct electricity which creates a spark in the shape of an arc to create huge heat
Scrap metal Part of the charge. Recycling steel.
Limestone Floats the waste material to the top.
Rollers Allows the furnace to tilt so as to empty the steel and slag
Electric wires Carries the current to the electrodes
Testing Check the properties before emptying the furnace
Refractory lining Prevents heat loss and protects the outer layer of the furnace
Tapping spout The furnace tilts on the rollers and steel is poured out
Slag removal door Slag pours out this part of the furnace
Created by: Martin Gleeson