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Progress in Plasma Processing of Materials, 2001

ISBN:
1-56700-165-3 (Print)

MEASUREMENTS OF TEMPERATURE ON THE LIQUID METAL SURFACE IN THE PLASMA FURNACE USING AN OPTICAL PYROMETER

M. Rozpondek
Technical University of Czestochowa, Department of Metallurgy and Material Engineering 42 - 200 Czestochowa, Poland

Jerzy Siwka
Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Technical University of Czestochowa Al. Armii Krajowej 19, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland

Abstract

The article presents a methodology for the measurement of temperature on the liquid nickel surface in the conditions of melting in the plasma furnace using an optical pyrometer. The effect of plasma radiation on the values of measured temperature has been discussed. The anode spot temperature has been found to fall within the range from 1700 to 2000°C in the experimental conditions.