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Salamander (metallurgy)

  A Salamander (or deadman's foot) in the metallurgy dialect means all liquid and solidified materials in the hearth of a blast furnace below the tap hole.

After blowdown of the furnace the salamander remains as solid block. It is very imperishable, and normally it is left inside.

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