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The temperature at which waxy crystals in an oil or fuel form a cloudy appearance.

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ALKALINE BOIL-OUT

Employed to remove oil and grease deposits from heating surfaces.

SEQUESTER

To form a stable, water-soluble complex.

BULK CARGO

Cargo such as oil, coal, ore, woodchips, etc. not shipped in bags or containers

AIR COOLER

A factory-encased assembly of elements whereby the temperature of air passing through the device is reduced.

BALL BEARING

An anti-friction rolling type bearing containing rolling elements in the form of balls.

OILING SPLASH SYSTEM

Method of lubricating moving parts by agitating or splashing oil in the crankcase.

CLEAN ROOM

A facility or enclosure in which air content and other conditions (such as temperature, humidity, and pressure) are controlled and maintained at a specific level by special facilities and operating processes and by trained personnel.

ABSOLUTE ZERO TEMPERATURE

Temperature measured from absolute zero (-459.67°F, or -273.16°C).

EMULSIFIER

Additive that promotes the formation of a stable mixture, or emulsion, of oil and water. Common emulsifiers are: metallic soaps, certain animal and vegetable oils, and various polar compounds.

AIR REHEATING

In an air conditioning system, the final step in treatment, in the event the temperature is too low.
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