open-hearth open-hearth

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or produced by the open-hearth process

Usage(s):

  1. The process not only makes steel of comparable quality to that made in open-hearth operations but does it much faster and cheaper.
  2. An oxygen vessel costs only about one-half of open-hearth facilities, turns out steel ingots in 35 minutes, v.
  3. As president, he turned his energy to improving efficiency, pushed Inland from eighth to seventh in the industry without adding a single open-hearth furnace.

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