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Design of an experimental electric arc furnace.
Albany, OR: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9441, 1992 Jan; :1-9
Instabilities in electric steelmaking furnace arcs cause electrical and acoustical noise, reduce operating efficiency, increase refractory erosion, and increase electrode usage. The U.S. Bureau of Mines is investigating methods to stabilize these arcs. To perform experiments to test new hypotheses, Bureau researchers designed and instrumented and advanced, experimental single-phase furnace. This report describes this furnace, which was equipped with high-speed data acquisition capabilities for electrical, temperature, pressure, and flow-rate measurements; automated atmosphere control; ballistic calorimetry; and view ports for high-speed cinematography.
Steel-industry; Steel-foundries; Noise-control; Noise-sources; Furnaces
IH; Report of Investigations
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Albany, OR: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9441
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