open-hearth : Definition, Usages, News and More
- a of or relating to or produced by the open-hearth process
- The process not only makes steel of comparable quality to that made in open-hearth operations but does it much faster and cheaper.
- The Bessemer process is three times faster than the open-hearth, and correspondingly cheaper; but since the quality of the steel in a Bessemer "heat" must be judged by fallible .
- A nonintegrated producer that purchases pig iron and scrap for its twelve open-hearth furnaces, it specialized in heavy steel plate, therefore cashed in on the peak demand for .