electric-arc furnace

Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
  • noun

Synonyms for electric-arc furnace

an electric furnace in which an electric arc provides the source of heat for making steel

References in periodicals archive ?
To date, Praxair has converted seven electric-arc furnaces to its post-combustion technology, representing 3.
Worldwide, there are approximately 1,000 steel mills using electric-arc furnaces, representing annual production of 264 million tons (240 metric tons).
Graphite electrodes are used mainly in electric-arc furnaces that melt scrap steel for recycling.