Electric Melting Furnace – A Review
Sneha P. Gadpayle1, Rashmi N. Baxi2

1Sneha P. Gadpayle, Department of Mechanical Engg. G.H.R.C.E., Nagpur, India
2Dr. Rashmi N. Baxi, Department of Mechanical Engg.G.H.R.C.E., Nagpur, India.

Manuscript received on March 11, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on March 15, 2014. | Manuscript published on March 25, 2014. | PP:80-83 | Volume-2 Issue-5, March 2014. | Retrieval Number: E0701032514/2014©BEIESP

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Abstract: Electric furnace is used for heating purpose in various industrial production processes. Electric furnaces are used where more accurate temperature control is required. Melting of metals, glass, and other materials has been a vital manufacturing process for several thousand years, producing molten liquids that can be poured and solidified into useful shapes. Although the basic process continues to be the same, the utility of cast products has come a long way. The productions of metal in foundries and in all human lives have become a general practice. Different melting techniques are in practice with different energy sources. This topic deals principally with the mechanical and electrical requirements for furnace production. The electrical aspect deals with the furnace power requirement to make it functional. A blast furnace performs basic melting (of iron ore) operation to get pig iron, cupola furnace is used for getting cast iron and an electric arc furnace is used for re-melting steel.
Keywords: Electric heating, mechanical components, electrical components, melting, heat distribution.