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5. How Do I Compare Electric Arc Furnaces and Blast Furnaces?
How Do I Compare Electric Arc Furnaces and Blast Furnaces?
By Helen Akers, eHow Contributor Electric arc and blast furnaces create high temperatures to turn metals into liquid form.
Both blast and electric arc furnaces are used in industrial settings to heat and mold metal. A blast furnace is used to make steel from liquid iron, while an electric arc furnace is used to make steel from scrap material. Electric arc furnaces use two different types of electrical currents to create heat. Blast furnaces force air into the bottom of the furnace into a heated stove area. The heat from the blast furnace's stove area converts the forced air into heated air to melt metal.
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Compare the feasibility of obtaining steel scrap for an electric arc furnace or iron ore and limestone for a blast furnace. The types of raw materials that are the most cost efficient for the organization will determine the type of furnace that you need. o 2
Determine if you can properly handle the size, features, and associated emission process of an electric arc furnace. An electric arc furnace's capacity is up to 400 tons. Its design is cylinder in nature, with charging door and spout. The electric arc furnace runs on direct charge and alternating charge electricity, with temperatures reaching 3500 degrees Celsius. o Sponsored Links
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