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The localized buckling or breaking of a rigid pavement caused by excess pressure along its length.



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BOYLES LAW

At constant temperature absolute pressure varies inversely to volume.

ENGINE CYLINDER

A cylindrical chamber in an engine in which the energy of the working fluid, in the form of pressure and heat, is converted to mechanical force by performing work on the piston. Also known as cylinder.

DIFFERENTIAL PIECE-RATE SYSTEM

A wage plan based on a standard task time whereby the worker receives increased or decreased piece rates as his or her production varies from that expected for the standard time. following pressure reduction. differential steam calorimeter

BOILING POINT

The temperature at which the saturated vapor pressure of a liquid is equal to the pressure on its surface (the boiling point varies with pressure). The boiling point at atmospheric pressure is the lowest temperature at which the saturated vapor pressure of a liquid is equal to the atmospheric pressure (when a liquid is in an open vessel).

BUBBLE TEST

Measurement of the largest opening in the mesh of a filter screen; determined by the pressure needed to force air or gas through the screen while it is submerged in a liquid.

PARALLELS

  1. Spacers located between steam plate and press platen of the mold to prevent bending of the middle section. 2. Spacers or pressure pods located between steam plates of a mold to regulate height and prevent crushing of mold parts.

FAHRENHEIT TEMPERATURE

Temperature based on a scale in which, under standard atmospheric pressure

COMPRESSIBILITY

Measure of ability of being compressed. The change in volume of a unit volume of a fluid when subjected to a unit change of pressure.

AUTOMATIC PUMPING STATION

An installation on a pipeline that automatically provides the proper pressure when a fluid is being transported.

PRESSURESTAT

A control which reacts to pressure changes in the evaporator, receiver or other container. Pressure switch.

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