Translation of pig iron in Spanish:

pig iron

hierro en lingotes, n.

noun

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    hierro en lingotes masculine
    • Steel manufactured in electric arc furnaces from scrap uses far less energy than traditional openhearth furnaces using pig iron.
    • Energy-intensive blast furnaces, convert iron ore to pig iron, while coal is converted to coke.
    • In the 1780s, Henry Cort developed the puddling furnace, which allowed pig iron to be refined in turn with coke.
    • In the next two years when profits remained low, cargoes consisted mainly of iron ore, pig iron and some shipments of coal.
    • The remaining methods for making steel do so by removing impurities from pig iron or a mixture of pig iron and steel scrap.