Metallurgical furnaces

- Jun 12, 2018-

In metallurgy, several specialized furnaces are used. These include:

  • Furnaces used in smelters, including:

    • Puddling furnace

    • Reverberatory furnace

    • Bessemer converter

    • Open hearth furnace

    • Basic oxygen furnace

    • Electric arc furnace

    • Electric induction furnace

    • The blast furnace, used to reduce iron ore to pig iron

    • Steelmaking furnaces, including:

  • Furnaces used to remelt metal in foundries.

  • Furnaces used to reheat and heat treat metal for use in:

    • Rolling mills, including tinplate works and slitting mills.

    • Forges.

  • Vacuum furnaces