Of these two will be shown here, the Gjers soaking pit for steel ingots, and the Eckman or continuous furnace, as modified by C. H.
Gjers Soaking Pit.
Gjers did this by setting the partly solidified ingot in a well-closed " pit " of brickwork, preheated by the excess heat of previous lots of ingots.
- Section of Gjers Soaking Pit.
- The Gjers system is not applicable to small ingots or " billets," 1 because they lack the inner surplus heat of large ingots; indeed, they are now allowed to cool completely.