Single chamber furnaces generally require comparatively low investment costs. Furnace design is simple, rectangular or round, depending on individual application.
The rectangular furnace design with its front door across the full furnace width allows for maximum access during charging and skimming. Such design is well suitable for melting of clean scrap, ingots, sows etc (type I) with a melt rate of 2 - 15 tons/hour. With regenerative burners energy consumption below 600 kWh/ton is easily achieved.
Single chamber melting furnaces are designed either for hydraulic tilting (as casting furnace) or stationary, as required.