Transactions of the American Electrochemical Society Volume 19

Transactions of the American Electrochemical Society Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...years to the expenditure of time and energy and money that was all outgo and results deferred, there would be no commercial electric furnace work to-day. to consider, it now seems as though the time had come to point out to those who are less closely in touch than ourselves that the electric furnace has grown beyond a question of this inventor or that inventor, has grown beyond a question of hopes to one of commercial use, and is now a matter of engineering and finance; today the electric furnace has achieved reliability. But before the time goes by when particular arrangements of electric furnaces are called after their inventors, as such time has gone by for the open-hearth furnace and for the crucible furnace, it would seem proper that we should call by the name of its inventor that simplest of all electric steel furnaces, in which a single electrode above leads the current through an arc to the steel, and a metallic contact with the steel bath below leads the current back to the dynamo. Back in 1880, so far back that the paper describing it was read before the "Society of Telegraph Engineers," as then the only representatives of electrical engineering, William Siemens built and operated his furnace, in which the heat of the electric arc was used to melt steel. This little furnace was a practical furnace. It made good steel. A duplicate of it, copied from the old drawings, will today work without difficulty, making its little batch of steel. It is especially notable that it is to this same William Siemens that the steel industry also owes its open-hearth furnace, second only in importance to the blast furnace itself. As the Siemens electric steel furnace was the first practical electric steel furnace, so now it bids fair to...
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236931327
  • 9781236931320