reverberatory furnace


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reverberatory furnace

n.
A furnace or kiln in which radiant heat from the burning fuel is reflected downward from the roof onto the material under treatment.
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reverberatory furnace

n
(Metallurgy) a metallurgical furnace having a curved roof that deflects heat onto the charge so that the fuel is not in direct contact with the ore
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Noun1.reverberatory furnace - a furnace in which the material that is being treated is heated indirectly by flames that are directed at the roof and walls of the furnace
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
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In a reverberatory furnace, extra castable insulation in the roof and block and board insulation in the upper sidewalls roof was added.
There are the fine, late "texturalist" poems, each a "reweaving of an existing text into another texture, previously only implicit." My favorite is "All the Blue: From the Director's Book of Josiah Spode," the English ceramicist's dramatic recipe for heating a mixture of plaster, borax, and cobalt monoxide in a reverberatory furnace to create a substance known simply as "blue": but as a large proportion of the colour will persist in ore sunk to the bottom, it will be necessary to pursue the same method with the residue and then-- although the exact duration and quantity of heat is impossible to state for it varies directly with the body of ore, the size of furnace and strength of fire-- without doubt it will yield the remainder of the blue.
Mr Belford said: 'The discovered cementation furnace would have consisted of a large sandstone chest, in an arched brick chamber (a reverberatory furnace).
The reverberatory furnace has been replaced by a Teniente converter and a circular electric slag cleaning furnace designed to treat all the slags generated by the converter.
A pusher feeder sends the lead into the plant's reverberatory furnace, fired with oxy-fuel burners built by American Combustion Inc.
The process used was the traditional one of smelting in a reverberatory furnace and conversion to copper in Hoboken and Peirce Smith converters.
In conjunction with the molding machine, Talladega Pattern added a new reverberatory furnace from The Schaefer Group, Dayton, Ohio, to help melting keep pace with molding.
ZCCM has also signed a know-how agreement for the transfer of pyrometallurgical techniques for oxy-fuel burners in reverberatory furnaces, and for the autogenous smelting of concentrate with the simultaneous conversion of reverberatory furnace matte using oxygen enrichment of the blowing air in a Teniente converter.