How does a hot blast stove work?
Likewise, how does a blast furnace stove work?
The hot blast air is produced by passing cold blast air through preheated chambers or 'stoves', and heating the air to above 1000°C. The stove is first heated up by burning gas and combustion air within the chamber and allowing the heat to be absorbed into the brickwork, or 'chequerwork'.
Additionally, how hot are blast furnaces? The hot blast is directed into the furnace through water-cooled copper nozzles called tuyeres near the base. The hot blast temperature can be from 900 °C to 1300 °C (1600 °F to 2300 °F) depending on the stove design and condition. The temperatures they deal with may be 2000 °C to 2300 °C (3600 °F to 4200 °F).
Beside this, why is hot air used in blast furnace?
The hot air blast to the furnace burns the coke and maintains the very high temperatures that are needed to reduce the ore to iron. The reaction between air and the fuel generates carbon monoxide. This gas reduces the iron (III) oxide in the ore to iron.
Who invented hot blast?
James Beaumont Neilson