Brazilian Steel and Iron Production


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The beginning:
Brazilian Steel and Iron Production
The History of Brazilian EAF
Electric arc furnace (EAF) is a means of heating charged material though electric arcing; the size of arc furnaces in Brazil range from one ton to 400 tons. In Brazil workers in EAF’s work in temperatures ranging from 1,800 to 3,000 degrees Celsius. Brazil is one of the five top iron ore countries in the world. It is a place where new technologies are tested and where in the 1950s induction furnaces became obsolete.
Main Steel Productions of Brazilian EAF
(What types of steel production is being produced)
Charcoal is produced in Brazil by burning scraps of hardwoods. Charcoal from areas in Brazil is shipped south to the blast furnaces. Blast furnaces are used to make pig iron...
The end:
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