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oxygen lance

a tube for conveying oxygen, used in various thermal cutting or steelmaking operations. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Oxygen is blown into the furnace through a water-cooled oxygen lance.
  • It may also be performed by the use of an oxygen lance.
  • If the steel is too cold, the oxygen lance is reinserted and additional oxygen is blown.
  • If the plug does not come out, an oxygen lance is used to remove the plug.
  • oxygen lance blowing also causes large volumes of smoke and fumes.
  • The occasional use of an oxygen lance to open a clogged taphole can cause heavy emissions.

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