Electric furnace


Electric furnace

An electric furnace may be any of the following type of heat producing equipment using electric power:
* A central heating plant for a home or building
* An electric arc furnace used for steelmaking and smelting of certain ores
* An industrial heat treating furnace
* An electrically-heated kiln
* An induction furnace used for preparation of special alloys

A furnace is usually distinct from an oven which reaches lower temperatures, although there is considerable overlap. Usage of either term is based more on custom than on strict classification.


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