Bower-Barff process
Bower-Barff process Bow"er-Barff" proc`ess . (Metal.) A certain process for producing upon articles of iron or steel an adherent coating of the magnetic oxide of iron (which is not liable to corrosion by air, moisture, or ordinary acids). This is accomplished by producing, by oxidation at about 1600[deg] F. in a closed space, a coating containing more or less of the ferric oxide ({Fe2O3}) and the subsequent change of this in a reduced atmosphere to the magnetic oxide ({Fe2O4}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Bower-Barff process — The Bower Barff process in metallurgy is a method of coating iron or steel with magnetic Iron oxide, such as Fe2O4, in order to minimize atmospheric corrosion.The articles to be treated are put into a closed retort and a current of superheated… …   Wikipedia

  • bower-barff process — ˈbau̇(ə)r|bärf noun Usage: usually capitalized both Bs Etymology: after George and A.S.Bower and F.S.Barff, 19th century American engineers : a process for producing upon iron or steel an adhering coating of iron oxides to resist atmospheric… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bower — may refer to:* a folly built by the Bowerbird to attract mates * a dwelling or lean to shelter * an anchor carried at the bow of a ship * Bower Manuscript, a Sanskrit manuscript * Bower Barff process, a metallurgy method of coating iron or steel… …   Wikipedia

  • barff — ˈbärf transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: after F.S.Barff more at bower barff process : to protect (iron or steel) with a coating of iron oxide Fe3O4 by the Bower Barff process …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fe2O3 — Bower Barff process Bow er Barff proc ess . (Metal.) A certain process for producing upon articles of iron or steel an adherent coating of the magnetic oxide of iron (which is not liable to corrosion by air, moisture, or ordinary acids). This is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fe2O4 — Bower Barff process Bow er Barff proc ess . (Metal.) A certain process for producing upon articles of iron or steel an adherent coating of the magnetic oxide of iron (which is not liable to corrosion by air, moisture, or ordinary acids). This is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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