Definition of electric-arc furnace in English:

electric-arc furnace


  • A furnace which uses an electric arc as a heat source, especially for steel-making.

    • ‘A Georgia company has received three new orders for the installation of its patented Chemical Energy Systems for electric-arc furnaces.’
    • ‘The plant 40 miles west of Philadelphia produces plate products from scrap in an electric-arc furnace.’
    • ‘Temperatures inside an electric arc furnace can rise to 1,800 degrees Celsius.’
    • ‘The modern electric arc furnace typically makes 150 tonnes in each melt, which takes around 90 minutes.’