DICTIONARY OF INDUSTRY TERMS

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Tapping - Removing molten metal from a furnace.

Teeming - Pouring steel from the ladle to the molds.

Temper Carbon - A form of graphite in iron-base alloys produced by heating below the melting point.

Tempering - Reheating after hardening to a temperature below the critical and then cooling.

Tensile Strength - The maximum load per unit of original cross-sectional area obtained before rupture of a tensile specimen.

Tinplate - Low carbon steel coated with commercially pure tin by hot dipping or electrolysis.

Transformation Range - The temperature range in which various changes occur in the structure of steel and above which it is necessary to heat steel to effect complete structural change. Normally, distinction should be made between the transformation range when heating and the range when cooling.

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