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holding furnace

noun, Metallurgy
a small furnace for holding molten metal produced in a larger melting furnace at a desired temperature for casting. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The molten aluminum is then pumped into a holding furnace.
  • The molten zinc is then pumped to a holding furnace where pneumatic jets direct the molten zinc into molds.
  • The aluminum sinks to the bottom where it is removed from the tank and sent to a melting or holding furnace.
  • In some cases, refining may be performed in the ladle or in a holding furnace.
  • Final oxidation in a holding furnace is considered necessary to prolong brick life in the converters and anode furnaces.

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